Exxon-Mobile is running frequent ads on TV claiming they care about teachers and education. One thought on this could be they are interested in controlling what is taught in universities. They might cause universities to back off on the Environmental education and focus more on finding oil, extracting oil and refining oil. Frankly oil sells itself so that is a no brainer.
There are lots of bright young minds with brand new engineering degrees planning to go to Texas, Mexico or Canada and work for an oil company. They don’t need to be recruited or guided — money talks. Money also talks to the legislators of various state run Universities. Like a big circle, politicians give subsidies to oil and educators.
Geothermal, solar, wind, biodiesel, and other renewable sources of energy aren’t at the Universities recruiting these brilliant young minds. They don’t have the politically backed funding for that. Oil and coal receive federal funding and they use much of it for recruiting brilliance and luring them with buttloads of money.
Meantime, we’re building tired old SUV’s in our auto plants and wonder why the rest of the world doesn’t want them. Because the rest of the world has young brilliant minds too. They are being recruited into the renewable energy industry and making fast and powerful cars that run on batteries and biodiesel.
read about Nicola Tesla…