The weather, currently.
HOT SONNET II
Tuesday is both hot and humid— again.
A new day in the era of Both-And.
Where heat blends both sun and clouds in morning.
Where we can both find gains and be opened
to the harm in both the warmth and the storm
chances— both isolated and heavy
rainfall possible, DC's late-day forecast warns.
Eve-commutes could be both wet and sweaty.
It’s that idiom - on both blessings and curses,
which belies– who gets blessed? who emerges?
who gets cursed? Folks historically sidelined
but for a just transition– for this we must never settle.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a story up today by Anna Abraham on the historic drought sweeping East Africa:
“For the fourth consecutive time, the rainy season has failed in East Africa and is likely to fail yet again in the short rains period from October to December this year,” writes Abraham.
“The locust infestation that swept across the Horn of Africa in 2020 added to the food crisis. Over 20 million people are reeling from the effects of the drought, with many areas on the brink of localized famine. Over 1.8 million children are facing life-threatening malnutrition. To make matters worse, food prices are soaring due to global inflation.”