There isn’t an 80s kid out there who could forget this inspiring childhood favorite: The new kid at school is getting pushed around until Mr. Miyagi steps in and gives him the tools he needs to face his oversized bullies. I admit that Karate Kid may have traded in a stereotype or two, but the basic story is universal — and now it’s getting a 2019 reboot on a much larger scale.
Our bullies aren’t punching our lights out, they’re destroying our health and planet by spewing untold greenhouse gas emissions. And instead of karate-chopping our way out, we’re using a worldwide fleet of infrared-sniffing satellites backed by the latest AI. The most exciting part of all is, this time, the Karate Kid is you.
I run a small but tech-savvy environmental nonprofit called WattTime. We’ve created software that allows people, companies, and even small governments to take charge of how their energy is made — with wind and sunshine, or coal and gas — rather than leaving that up to powerful, moneyed interests. Now we’re going one step further. We’re creating a tool that will expose the true environmental impact of some of the heaviest polluters on the planet, and then we’r... Read more