“Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.”
In this disgusted yet cogent post-mortem, David Roberts of Grist points to some of the possibilities and imperatives left us after the Senate takes a pass on meaningful climate legislation: http://www.grist.org/article/2010-07-22-on-the-death-of-the-climate-bill/
All in all it’s a dark day, but I’m not certain I agree with Roberts that there’s no silver lining. Action at the state and local level is more important than ever now that Congress has chickened out. Perhaps with the top lopped off, the grass roots can grow deep and thick. How’s that for mixing metaphors?