The weather, currently.
It's funny. September 1st is the start of meteorological fall and it will feel more like summer than autumn. We will see heat at least through next week all thanks to an amplified ridge of high pressure that is sitting over the West right now. What that ridge is doing is continually pulling heat from the desert southwest into Colorado and other parts of the Western US. In fact, states like California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona will see record temperatures through the holiday weekend due to this ridge.
Also, with the heat, conditions will be favorable for fires to easily spark and spread. It will dry, warm and we see breezy conditions on Friday, which are all key ingredients for a fire. Be careful with any ignition sources through the rest of the week and weekend.
So how will it feel for Denver? Here's what you need to know for your Thursday:
1) It will heat up quickly through the morning. We start with 60s by 6 a.m. and then get into mid 70s by 9 a.m.
2) The afternoon will be warm with above average temperatures in the low 90s.
3) It will be mostly sunny through the day.
Your activity forecast
-Walking, gardening and grilling: The earlier in the day you can get these activities done the better. The afternoon will be hot as well. Make sure to keep water on hand to keep hydrated and maybe think about a hat as well because there will be direct sun on you if you are out and about.
-Running, cycling, more active outdoor sports: Aim for morning outdoor exercise if you can. It will feel hot through most of the day and you will need to hydrate and plan for sun protection as well.
What you need to know, currently.
“How inappropriate it is to call this planet Earth,” science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once remarked, “when it is clearly Ocean.” The ocean covers more than seventy percent of the world and absorbs roughly a third of mankind’s carbon emissions — yet it remains largely unprotected and unregulated. This past Saturday, negotiations at the UN headquarters stalled when diplomats failed to reach a decision on a treaty deal that would protect biodiversity in two thirds of ocean areas that remain outside of individual countries' jurisdictions.
“The oceans sustain all life on Earth, but for the last two weeks, the self-proclaimed High Ambition Coalition has not shown enough ambition or urgency until the final hours,” said Laura Meller, of Greenpeace. “As a result, they have failed to deliver a strong Global Ocean Treaty that can protect the high seas. They promised a treaty in 2022, and time has all but run out. They shouldn’t shoulder all responsibility, other countries have been deliberately obstructive, but failure to deliver a treaty at these talks jeopardizes the livelihoods and food security of billions of people around the world.”
Protecting marine biodiversity is particularly important as the ocean is opened up to deep sea mining and becomes yet another extraction zone.