About

Weather that changes the world.

MISSION

To cultivate timely and accurate weather information that supports community resilience and safety during the climate emergency.

VISION

We help illuminate possible paths toward a liberated, habitable and joyful future for people and the environment alike.

VALUES

  • Community: We work to build strong long-term relationships with people whose stories we share and those who use our weather services.
  • Justice: We recognize that the climate emergency, and the inequality it reproduces, is a symptom of capitalism and colonialism and work to help repair these injustices.
  • Safety: We amplify community-led systemic change and aim to protect all life, especially that which has been harmed by oppressive systems and left most vulnerable to extreme weather impacts.
  • Joy: We embrace our role as stewards of the Earth and center joy, first and foremost, in our reporting and weather services.

By now it’s clear that we’re in for some shit as the climate emergency escalates. People of color have dealt with the climate emergency for centuries — an experience that is becoming even more common, and extreme, as temperatures rise and the machinery of injustice seeks business as usual with increasing desperation. Climate change is inextricably linked to inequality, racism, and extractive capitalist expansion — none of which are compatible with a habitable planet. 

This is a true emergency. Every one of us has the ability to help create change on the scale and rate this emergency requires.

One of the main findings is that it is possible for everyone, everywhere in the world, to have decent living conditions and for the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions fast enough to prevent the worst of climate change — at the same time. These conclusions are nothing less than revolutionary. In fact, that’s exactly what the IPCC says

“It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F),” said the IPCC’s Jim Skea. “Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible.”

Currently is a new phase of the effort to rapidly scale up climate action. Currently is a weather service for the climate emergency.

Currently will publish stories from our team of journalists and contributors around the world about extreme weather and its climate context. Our stories highlight local work and experiences during the climate emergency, profile individuals doing essential work to fight climate change, and show us all the ways extreme weather ties into our everyday lives.

Everything about Currently is focused on climate, and that includes how we make money. We only accept advertising from climate-forward organizations and businesses. All sponsored content is clearly marked as sponsored. All our membership revenue goes back into expanding our services for the people, places, and organizations at the front lines of the climate emergency.

Currently reduces emissions by partnering with renewable energy companies to help plan locations for new wind and solar farms — especially across the parts of the world where English is not the first language. For most of the world, access to high-resolution, timely weather forecasts is still hard to come by. Currently’s work not only helps create safety during extreme weather, but we help to reverse climate change, too by investing in the people whose revolutionary ideas have been systematically ignored for too long.

At Currently, we exist not only to shine light on those communities and their struggles, but also to build a line of defense for future storms. We exist not only to amplify the voices of people on the front lines of climate change, but to act as an early warning system for climate disaster and an advocate for fundamental systemic change in all aspects of society.

Our vision is of a world where “a liberated, habitable and joyful future for people and the environment alike” is achievable for every single person on the planet, regardless of who they are, where they live, or what language they speak.

On World Meteorological Day 2022, the United Nations launched an effort to expand early warning systems, like Currently, to every country in the world. We’re proud to do our part to advance that effort, and here’s how we’ll try to do that:

  • Currently aims to provide timely and plain-language weather information in a climate context in the primary languages of more than 100 countries within three years. Right now, we serve 19 cities in 4 countries and publish in three languages, and will continue expanding to new cities, languages, and countries as quickly as we have the resources to do so.
  • Currently aims to build an international, interactive 24/7 text message service that will provide a timely response to any weather question from a meteorologist. We are already operating a text message service in English and Spanish, and will continue to expand its capabilities and hours of operation as we grow.
  • Through partnerships with mutual aid groups, community-based organizations, governments, independent news organizations, and climate-friendly businesses, we aim to build local hubs of climate safety, joy, and community. If you’d like to be a part of these efforts, please contact us.

Welcome to Currently: A weather service for the climate emergency

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