I would rather work in solar education and getting people excited about mobile and solar chargers for cheap mobile devices (via nonprofits like http://www.solar-aid.org) now I have figured out the mosquito repellent formula that is an alternative to DEET. Here are the first few slides for my talk about appropriate technology and solar energy.
A nightmare coming true:
I think about the Zika virus as a zombie virus. A virus that causes mental and physical deformity in babies, crossing the placenta and shrinking the head and brain. They will grow up and will suffer from a society that is cruel. A society that destroys the spirit of the mentally ill via stigmatization. My experience in the past few years with bipolar disorder I has educated me in the ways people fear what they do not understand in people who are mentally different. Zika virus is the ultimate plague, a plague sent from hell to torment man for causing climate change. Sadly, rich Americans will only act and change their ways if ISIS/ISIL gets their hands on the CRISPR-Cas9 vector for genetically modified mosquitos that are being developed to fight Zika virus spread (http://www.oxitec.com). It could be used to send malaria into the United States.
I was right last year to quit my job at the University of Minnesota and start working on climate change. Read this book and Darwin’s Radio to understand what I learned at the Whitehead Institute. It is about Susan Lindquist @ MIT who phenotyped me as “defective.” I hate GMOs, CRISPR is extremely dangerous in the wrong hands. Here is a temperature forecast. THINK about it. I think empowering kids in areas hit hardest by climate change with solar lights and mobile smartphone chargers will be the answer to bring a new age of positive innovation to survive the acceleration into a brave new world.