It was very nice to see him today. It's excellent that people all around the world seem to be dialing into ecological philosophy these days, and not your 70s or 80s version either, but new kinds of approach.
Adam and I talked about the ins and outs of doing Ph.D. work. The thing is, if you already have a vivid idea of what you want to do, you should be empowered to do it—it's all good as long as your potential committee members think they can work with you, rather than simply letting you do what you've already solidified.
Adam's blog, if you haven't seen it, is very good.