On Tuesday, November 16, MIT Press will host a virtual event featuring author and Media Lab alum Saul Griffith in conversation with Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) alum Sam Calisch and Shuguang Zhang, a Principal Research Scientist at the Media Lab. They will be discussing Griffith’s new book, Electrify: An Optimist’s Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future.
Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now—but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint—optimistic but feasible—for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith's plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households to make this possible. Billionaires may contemplate escaping our worn-out planet on a private rocket ship to Mars, but the rest of us, Griffith says, will stay and fight for the future.