Former Professor Emeritus of History, Geography, and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
"Alternative sources of energy can become a satisfactory substitute for fossil fuels if we put as much effort and genius in the effort as we did in producing the first atomic bomb. The most satisfactory single alternative would be hydrogen fusion but that quasi-miracle may be beyond our capability. We may discover that wind, solar, biomass, etc., all piled on top of each other, may have to do, but their success may turn out to require an effort that started a generation ago. Essential to any and all success is the realization on our part that we may be able to do anything, which includes fail."
Experts Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to alternative energy or fossil fuel issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor Emeritus, History, Geography, and American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1999-2018
Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Academy of Finland
Professor, History, Geography, and American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1977-1999
Professor of History, Washington State University, 1966-1977
Assistant Professor, San Fernando Valley State College, 1965-1966
Instructor, Ohio State University, 1961-1965
Instructor, Albion College, 1960-1961
PhD, History, Boston University, 1961
MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 1956