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Your wallet? Your lifestyle? Your well-being? All are endangered by warming.

Because of climate change, we face bigger threats to our finances and welfare than most of us understand. Climate-Proof is the place to find - and contribute - ideas for safeguarding your finances and lifestyles. We worry. We ask questions. We look for ways to help you, your family, and community become adaptable and resilient.

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Who are we?

David Stookey

David Stookey

As author of Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances and editor of SavvyFamilies, David’s primary qualifications include a wonderful wife, three great children, a modest income, and a concern to protect them all.

David's other roles have included CEO of venture-backed firms in software, AIDS research and medical diagnostic systems, VP in a economic forecasting firm, Hong Kong's leading debt collector, solo transatlantic sailboat racer, a consultant in Tehran, and Harvard MBA.

Having benefited greatly from the freedoms and the security America has provided in the past, David hopes - with the help of Climate-Proof readers - to curate and develop ideas for keeping those opportunities and resources around for younger citizens and future generations.

David and his wife are currently moving to a home afloat - off the grid but still virtually connected to the world and his readers.

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Chelsea McInnis

Chelsea McInnis, writer for Climate-Proof

Chelsea is a freelance writer, editor, and chief word-slinger at HistoryThruHerStory, an irreverent historical news site. She received her history degree at the University of South Florida but mostly uses it these days to sound smart at parties.

A California transplant from Florida, she has embraced the drought-ridden west coast with open arms. Living on the banks of the Sacramento River, Chelsea is at the center of climate vulnerability - she has experienced extreme drought, wildfires, heavy rains, detrimental early Tahoe snowmelt, and flooding (and all within 6 months!). Residing in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, she has witnessed the threat extreme weather can have on her community. She hopes she can bring to Climate-Proof readers the resilience initiatives she has learned.

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2 comments to About

  • K. Ireland

    I think your “D” for colleges in the Burnsville, MN is wrong. Since in the MPLs metro area there are 2 community colleges within 10 miles and numerous 4 year private colleges and the U of MN within 20 miles. I am sure you try to be standardized but this would be wrong. I looked at the small town in KY that we have a farm and that had a “D” for colleges and I would agree with that as really only one program within 30 miles of town. There is no comparison between the two.

    • David Stookey

      Thanks for pointing out that our college data are not sufficient. We have recognized this and are in the process of updating and regrading these indicators. A good grade goes to the town or city in which the school(s) is located; we have not tried to spread that grade to neighboring towns within a certain radius. Thus, if you are in Town A but Town B is close by, you may want to check this indicator for Town B as well as your hometown for what, in your case, sounds like a positive spillover effect.

      Researchers have established a connection between local bachelors/masters/doctorate/research schools and the formation of local tech and professional start-ups which are relatively resilient in economic down-turns. We will be including far more such colleges across the country, but not two-year associate-degree schools which apparently concentrate on skills that are somewhat more at risk in downturns.

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