Emergency safety for planet Earth


What should we do in case of climate emergency?

Science writer Eli Kintisch, a colleague of mine and a swell guy, has written a book about the controversy and science surrounding geoengineering—the increasingly less-fringe idea of using technology to manipulate away the effects of climate change. He's put together a clever, little Flash-based guide that explains some of the basics of geoengineering in the style of an airplane safety instruction card. I'm trying, and sadly failing, to come up with a witty joke about returning tables to the upright, locked position. But don't let my shame stop you from checking this out.

Eli's book, Hack the Planet, comes out on Earth Day. I just started reading an advance copy, and, so far, it's every bit as fascinating as I'd hoped.