Currently in Denver — June 7th, 2022

The weather, currently.

80s and partly cloudy for Tuesday, June 6th

We continue with our thunderstorm trend this week. For Tuesday, we have lower chances of thunderstorms. It’s about a 10% chance in the afternoon, so really I would pack a rain jacket but more likely than not you won’t need it.

Here’s your Tuesday forecast:

1) The morning will be mild with temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

2) We see thunderstorms in the afternoon and temperatures in the 80s.

3) Wednesday is starting to look dry.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

It’s a big day for climate policy in America! For the first time, President Biden has declared climate change-related national emergencies.

President Biden called on the Defense Production Act (DPA) to accelerate the production for clean energy, the White House announced Monday. Heat pumps, solar panel parts and equipment to make and use electricity-generated fuels building insulation and infrastructure for the power grid, are just a few things covered under DPA. All of which will work together to better regulate climate impacts in buildings.

The Biden administration wishes to increase solar energy to mitigate the effects of climate change. At the same time, it wants to use trade protectionism to avoid foreign competition and is pushing for things like solar panels to be produced in the United States.

So, the administration has ordered a two-year tariff exemption on solar panels imported from Southeast Asian countries to push Americans to consider green alternatives as energy as gas prices continue to rise.

Hopefully this federal support leads to more concrete steps to solve both the solar problem and in turn, the climate crisis.

— Aarohi Sheth