Richard Heinbeg Oct 17, 2012
The first two U.S. presidential debates have been painful to watch. Both candidates are running on platforms constructed from verbal hallucinations about the nation’s past, … >>
Education is about imparting skills for understanding the past and for navigating the future. As the crises of climate change and peak fossil fuels have become increasingly apparent just the last decade, the future suddenly looks a lot different than what we've been expecting. Many institutions are already exploring new directions. They're adding "ecoliteracy", resilience thinking, and green jobs training to curricula. They're building school cafeteria gardens and partnering with local farms to give students hands-on experience with cultivating food.
But these are only the first responses to a very big question: How do we best prepare our children and ourselves for a climate-changing world without cheap oil?
EXCERPT: The key question is, "Where in our current educational system is it possible to develop an institutionalize the kinds of education needed to prepare people for work in the … >>
How do population, water, energy, food, and climate issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse? The Post Carbon Reader features … >>