Currently — January 26, 2023

What you need to know, currently.

A Georgia State Patrol trooper killed Manuel "Tortuguita" Páez Terán, a 26-year-old activist, on January 18. Tortuguita was a forest protector — defending the Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta from a project that opponents have dubbed “Cop City.”

The state is working to turn the green space into a police training facility. Activists have been protesting this project and occupying the forest for over a year.

Read more from Yessenia Funes in the Frontline about Tortuguita and the environmental movement's lack of response to their death.

The Environmental Movement’s Silence on Cop City Police Killing | Atmos
Police killed environmental activist Manuel Esteban Páez Terán last week. Police violence is an environmental issue.

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The weather, currently.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2022 global climate report last week. According to the report, Earth had its 6th-warmest year on record.

Currently meteorologist, Megan Montero, breaks down what the report means for the climate and global weather patterns:

Earth had its 6th-warmest year on record in 2022
NOAA’s 2022 global climate report — broken down with Currently meteorologist Megan Montero.

What you can do, currently.

Climate change is making wildfires worse, damaging our communities and the environment. Not only do wildfires hurt our forests and put people in danger — burn scars can result in harsher floods — like we’ve seen in recent weeks across California.

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