Currently in New Orleans — April 11, 2023

The weather, currently.

This week is not looking like it is going to be a dry one for us here in New Orleans. Tuesday will be the start of what is looking like a theme, thanks to a low that will sit off of the coastline and bring moisture to the area over the coming days. Tuesday is going to start out windy in the morning with high temperatures getting up into the lower 70s and winds up to about 15mph with some higher gusts here or there. After lunch, have that umbrella handy for a possible thunderstorm but not a guaranteed one. The clouds and patchy storms are going to stick around into the evening hours with low temperatures getting around 63°F. If you don't find your umbrella for Tuesday, I recommend finding it for the coming days, it is looking like will need it!

Leslie Holder

What you need to know, currently.

Dear Zaria: Should I have kids during a climate crisis?
Given our current climate emergency, I am struggling with the idea of having children in the future. How do I navigate this, and what are your thoughts on bringing more children into this uncertain world? Today I set out to answer one of the most critical and pressing questions of

Warmly, Zaria is one of Currently’s sister newsletters. Zaria, who has expertise both in mental health and climate, thoughtfully responds to readers' questions surrounding how to navigate personal mental health, community, and more as we collectively learn how to cope while living through the climate crisis.

Recently Zaria responded to a question that has been asked in many forms over again — “Should I have kids during a climate crisis?”

Zaria leaves us with this:

“If you choose to have children, being an emotionally available and present parent is more valuable than constantly worrying about making the correct decisions or doing the “right” thing.”

You can read her full response here, submit your own climate/mental health-related questions here and subscribe to Warmly, Zaria here.

What you can do, currently.

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