When I met John Carroll at the ASPO conference and chatted him up about my recent interview with the late Matt Simmons, we hit it off right away. A long time friend of Simmons, Carroll was clearly still dealing with his grief over losing him so unexpectedly, and he probed me on his state during the interview. I could only share that Simmons seemed not only generously willing to … [Read more...]
Are our colleges and universities, our high schools and k-12, our public and private schools, adequately preparing young people to fight climate change and become resilient for peak oil?
Thomas Jefferson envisioned the "academical village" he wanted to build near his home at Monticello to be a "bulwark of the mind in this hemisphere" and a place to develop "the illimitable freedom of the human mind." But by the time that the university in Charlottesville opened its doors in 1825, an older, less idealistic Jefferson saw the school as way to keep genteel … [Read more...]