IN CLIMATE EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS by Saul Griffith, PhD sneak peek @breakglassbook @otherlab #breakglassbook #electrifyeverything #climatesolutions
I had a brief break for an hour tonight and got a treat, IN CLIMATE EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS by Saul Griffith, PhD sneak peek chapters! Over the last month Saul was helping so many groups and people that Limor and I were also working with, it reminded me to check out what else he was working on and sure enough, a book was in the works –
The essential handbook for climate action mobilization.
The COVID-19 pandemic showed the world the dire consequences of ignoring science and its predictions of global crises. But the pandemic was just a rehearsal for the climate disasters humanity will face — unless we act now. In his new book, IN CLIMATE EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS, Saul Griffith, PhD argues that we can still address the threat of climate change, but only if we respond with a massive war-time mobilization effort to transform the fossil fuel economy into a fully electrified one, run on wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources. Based on the vast data about energy flows in the U.S. economy that his company, Otherlab, has mapped, Griffith details how to not only save us from climate disaster, but to help us enjoy a cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous future. Griffith––physicist, inventor, engineer, and a father who wants to preserve the planet for his children–offers not only a plan for a cleaner, healthier future but how to pay for it. It’s a plan that will work. But it’s an emergency, and we have to break the glass. Now.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.