Currently in NYC — March 17th, 2023
The weather, currently.
Looks like we’ll get lucky for most of the day on Friday as any showers hold off until late afternoon or evening. It won’t be anything heavy and most of the day will just be mostly cloudy. If you’re going to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, you might get away with just a sweatshirt as our high climbs to 58°F. It’s a lovely day for a pint outside as basketball blares on tv’s across the city. We have a breezy weekend coming up but sunshine will be plentiful! Oscar Wilde said “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Sláinte!
7 out of 10
What you need to know, currently.
If you're wondering what you're looking at here, let us break it down for you.
📎 The percentages detailed in the map is a state-wise breakdown of the change in heat-trapping emissions. A negative percentage implies a decrease in emissions, while a positive percentage implies an increase. The greener the state, the higher the reduction in emissions. So that actually sounds good, right? We're seeing so much reduction across the board after all!
Well, not quite.
The United States committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, but at the current rate of reduction (i.e. 1% every year across the board) the country is not moving nearly fast enough to achieve this national target.
Top emitting sectors of electric power, transport, industry, and agriculture need to make some drastic changes at both state and local levels to create a larger dent in those reduction goals.
There have been some major wins along the way, such as a 7.2 % decrease in industrial emissions between 2005–2020! Strides ARE being made in each sector and we'll spotlight those in the coming weeks as well, so keep an eye out 🌱
— Prerana Narahari