"In case you are beginning to feel overwhelmed by the challenges posed by
climate change, Saul Griffith has a plan for how we can win what Michael Mann
(The New War on Climate Change
), John Kerry, and others have declared to be
our war on the ongoing crisis. An Australian-American with a PhD from MIT, the
author is a high-energy scientist/inventor whose thesis focused on
“self-replicating machines.” The idea behind Electrify
is disarmingly simple:
electrify everything while simultaneously creating the green infrastructure to
generate the needed power.
Griffith gives very personal advice: when you are ready to buy your next car it
should be electric. When you must replace your burner, go with Mitsubishi
Heating/cooling units. When the oven wears out, buy an electric range. At the
same time, he wants the government to encourage this by replacing oil subsidies
with incentives for a mass conversion to green energy via solar, wind, and
hydro power. Right now, of course, most of our energy needs are filled by the
burning of fossil fuels: oil, gas and coal. The problem is that those fossil
fuels create 75 percent of the CO2 that is behind climate change."
Via Robert Sanscartier.
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics