Currently in Denver — June 15th, 2022

The weather, currently.

80s and mostly sunny skies for Wednesday, June 15th

We had a nice break from the hot temperatures and smoke. The good news is the smoke won’t be around for Wednesday, but we have warmer temperatures. A ridge of high pressure will work its way back in and bring temperatures back into the mid 80s.  I will also be keeping tabs on the track of that high because depending on its position, it could help bring smoke back later this week.

Here's your Wednesday weather:

1) Highs in the mid 80s again.

2) No smoke forecast yet.

3) Keep an eye on the forecast for smoke info this week.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on apartheid’s lingering effects on the climate crisis in present-day South Africa.

“In present-day South Africa, the richest 20 percent control 70 percent of the country’s resources. Despite making up a meager 7.7 percent of the population, white people own a huge chunk of the most productive farmland. And this racial segregation, as established by apartheid, is still alive and well in South Africa, playing a big role in determining who can access economic opportunities. This also makes poor Black and colored communities more vulnerable to climate disasters.”

Read the full story here!