Zika Virus Inspires Me to Help the Next Generation to Discover Solutions to Climate Change

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.

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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