Slowing climate change became far less likely last night.
But there are still ways to protect ourselves from its growing effects.

Federal climate mitigation efforts died last nightThe bad news: America won’t be doing much to fight warming in the years ahead. The good news: we can now admit what’s long been true.

Many of us have been hoping, against all evidence, that Washington would begin to fight climate change, ignoring the fact that Congress has taken no real mitigation steps and wasn’t likely to do so any time soon – Trump or no Trump.

That means it’s time to accelerate our actions to protect ourselves from the now-inevitable costs of warming – in our family, neighborhood, and community where we’re far less hampered by denial in Washington. A good place to start: 109 actions and 9 attitudes that we can take to counter the effects of warming which I discuss in Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances.