Currently in Denver — October 25th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Partly cloudy with high temps around 60ºF

Tuesday is shaping up to be a quiet day in Denver. Sunshine will continue to stick around as the storm system that brought us light precipitation to parts of our area this weekend moves eastward across the country. A weak upper level disturbance is expected to swing through Wyoming and parts of northern Colorado. This disturbance is not working with a lot of moisture, but we could certainly see a couple of isolated showers and/or mountain snowflakes overnight tonight. Otherwise, expect high temperatures to reach around 60ºF Tuesday afternoon and overnight temperatures to fall into the mid-30s.

We are still keeping our eyes on a larger disturbance that will move into the area on Wednesday night into Thursday. We should see a mix of scattered rain and snow showers with that system, but overall precipitation accumulations will be very light.

Anthony Torres filling in for Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new op-ed from Currently’s partnership coordinator, Meg Ruttan, on the harsh realities of climate doomism and how social media tends to plays a role in inspiring fear, when it comes to the climate crisis, rather than hope.

“Like other strains of doomism, longtermism obsesses about the possibility of human extinction rather than admit that climate change is happening right now and the most privileged among us have yet to suffer its impacts,” Ruttan writes.

“In order to preserve the future of humanity, longtermism posits this:

‘If you could save a million lives to  day or shave 0.0001 percent off the probability of premature human extinction—a one in a million chance of saving at least 8 trillion lives—you should do the latter, allowing a million people to die,’ according to reporting from the Boston Review,” she continues.

“Again, this rhymes with doomism by suggesting that because it’s too late to solve climate change, it’s acceptable to close borders and hoard resources as if we are at the point of planetary collapse where survival is most important. This idea insists that the preservation of modern, Western civilization would be worth abandoning the rest of the world for. It’s simply another type of fatalism.”

Click here to read the full essay!

What you can do, currently.

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