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Currently in Portland — March 2nd 2022

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The weather, currently.
We won’t shake the showers until the gloriously dry weekend ahead
We won’t shake the showers until the gloriously dry weekend ahead
Ready the inner tube, as we’ll continue to float along this atmospheric river through tomorrow before a drier pattern develops for late week. A free-flowing plume of moisture will keep rounds of rain around tonight, tomorrow, and into tomorrow night. We can, however, downgrade the heavy duty-ness of the day’s chosen rain jacket, as going forward, the rainfall intensity should remain in the light department. And if you’re so over this water-logged weather, the weekend will yield coveted conditions with not a raindrop in sight. — Lauren Casey
What you need to know, currently.
Judd Legum
1. For many people around the world, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is a violation of international law and a humanitarian catastrophe

For the fossil fuel industry and its allies, it's an opportunity to exploit for profit

Follow along if interested
The fossil fuel industry has spent years propping up Vladamir Putin— now, oil and gas corporations and those profiting off of the industry— are using the Russian invasion of Ukraine to profit. 
This thread and story from Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria at Popular Information— breaks down the oil and gas industry’s ties and how they are currently working to exploit the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine.
Eric Holthaus
Today's IPCC report — the latest installment in a 30+ year effort by the world's climate scientists to warn humanity of the climate emergency — comes at a moment when it feels like every aspect of the world is crumbling.

A thread, and a path toward hope:
Here is, our founder, Eric Holthaus’ take on the latest installment of the IPCC report. 
The findings are damning and gut-wrenching, but they also lay out a blueprint for how to work towards solutions and resilience. 
As Eric wrote, “It’s OK to despair. It’s OK to grieve. It’s OK to not engage on days you can’t. And it’s OK to fight like hell with every breath you have. Because what’s at stake? In short, everything. I’m here to tell you, in the words of climate essayist Mary Annaïse Heglar, that home is always worth it.”
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