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Currently in Miami — October 26, 2023: Sunny, but it could flood

Plus, a discussion on realistic hope and stubborn optimism.

Sunny, but it could flood

The weather, currently.

More bright and sunny weather for South Florida as we get into the second half of the workweek thanks to a strong high-pressure system in the upper atmosphere over the southeastern US. The only chance of rain will again be for an occasional light shower or drizzle near the coast, but even these are unlikely on Thursday. It will remain mostly sunny throughout Miami and Ft Lauderdale, with maximum temperatures in the low to mid 80s and overnight lows in the upper 60s to low 70s through the end of the week and beyond. “Sunny-day flooding” will be a well-apt term this weekend as minor coastal flooding will occur due to a combination of gusty onshore winds, the full moon phase, and king tides boosted by global-warming-induced sea level rise. There also exist marine and coastal risks as the strong 10-15 mph breeze and 25 mph gusts will create hazardous boating conditions and high surf and rip currents along the beach.

El tiempo, actualmente.

Se espera más tiempo agradable y soleado en el sur de Florida durante la segunda mitad de la semana laboral gracias a un fuerte sistema de alta presión en la atmósfera superior sobre el sureste de EE. UU. La única posibilidad de lluvia será de nuevo algún aguacero ligero o llovizna ocasional cerca de la costa, pero incluso esto es poco probable el jueves. Permanecerá mayormente soleado en Miami y Ft Lauderdale, con temperaturas máximas en los rangos bajo a medio de los 80 grados y mínimas nocturnas en los rangos alto de los 60 y bajo de los 70 hasta el final de la semana y más allá. “Inundaciones en días soleados” será un término muy apropiado este fin de semana, ya que se producirán inundaciones costeras menores debido a una combinación de ráfagas fuertes dirigidas hacia la costa, la fase de luna llena y muy mareas acentuadas por el aumento en el nivel del mar que causa el calentamiento global. También existen otros riesgos marinos y costeros, ya que la fuerte brisa de 10 a 15 mph y las ráfagas de 25 mph crearán condiciones peligrosas para las embarcaciones pequeñas y fuertes olas y corrientes de resaca a lo largo de la playa.

What you need to know, currently.

On Wednesday, I joined Science Friday’s book club for a live video chat about my book The Future Earth — and the discussion was one of the best I’ve had in a long time.

My book is about hopeful and possible paths to escape climate doom and bring about collective liberation — and as brutal as this year has been, I know any evidence of hope is very much needed right about now.

If you have an hour, give it a listen. And thank you all for supporting me and my work in each of your ways over the time we’ve known each other. 🙏

What you can do, currently.

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