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Strengthening the Climate-Proof writing and research team

Chelsea McInnis, writer for Climate-ProofHello Climate-Proof community! It’s me, Chelsea. I am super excited that David has asked me to join the Climate-Proof team as a contributing writer.

A recent migrant to California, I am now at the center of climate vulnerability – I’ve been through extreme drought, wildfires, heavy rains, detrimental early Tahoe snowmelt, and flooding. Living in America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, and on the banks of the Sacramento River, I have witnessed the costs that extreme weather can impose on my […]

Biking to work can help climate-proof your budget.

What does your commute cost you? Same as a month’s rent?

New Orleans bikerIf you’re a typical Boston driver, traffic congestion costs you an estimated $1,760 per year. High commuting costs are found all across the country and are forecast to grow 50% by 2030. Saving some of this could help a family cope with other accelerating costs, like the many now being caused by climate change.

New Orleans is one city that’s working hard to […]

Basements could control climate-related flooding

Storing water from intense downpours or storm surge for a short time can greatly reduce damage to the community. […]

US groundwater dropping fast

Our groundwater sources are being depleted at an accelerating rate. If they can’t be kept sustainable, the costs and dangers to American families will be great. […]