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Currently in Twin Cities— March 11th 2022

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The weather, currently.
How cold is it really anyway?
How cold is it really anyway?
It’s going to get even colder Friday into early Saturday, but once again, seemingly counter-intuitively, this cold is yet another sign of climate change; just like the winter was.
How is cold a sign of warming? It’s all about the frequency of the cold. Even in our modern (warmer) climate, we should see cold like this, this late ever 5 to 7 years, but it’s been 13 years. Recall this winter was also the coldest since 2013-2014, even though it should be happening every 4 or 5 years. The startling thing about the cold this winter is how long overdue it was. Climate change isn’t just about 1°F or 2°F.—Sven Sundgaard
What you need to know, currently.
Rocky Kistner
Study shows how redlining and #pollution mix: “people who live in neighborhoods that were once categorized as “hazardous”…now breathe 56% more of the freeway pollutant nitrogen dioxide than those in top-rated areas.” ⁦@guardian
A new study found that redlining practices from 100 years ago have led to higher levels of air pollution today, according to reporting from The Guardian. Air pollution impacts health— worsening conditions such as asthma and cardiovascular disease.
This study illustrates the ongoing impacts of racist policies and why we currently need investment into communities that face environmental injustices.
In an interview with the Guardian, Julian Marshall, one of the studies authors said, 
“Environmental inequalities are immediate and local, but they’re also systemic and long term,” said Marshall. “So that means the solutions also need to last longer than one presidential administration. We inherited this problem, but we need to act now to prevent it from continuing in the future.”
The full story can be read here.
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