I AM ASTONISHED by the number of academics convinced that the infusion of a few technological electrolytes will cure the pounding hangover sure to punish us for partying so recklessly in the hospitality tents sponsored by Cheap Readily Available Oil. People with five or seven letters after their names are clinging to the delusion that energy and technology are interchangeable, that when one goes into decline the other will arrive to take them up the mountain for a weekend of downhill skiing.Keep reading. Hat tip to Dana.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Ecological illiteracy in academia
Orion magazine has a piece that about sums it up. Why don't higher ed faculty know about the issues we face? Educated people need to be educated. NOW!