This generation, unlike any that have gone before, is faced with the very real challenge of Climate Change and the sustainability of our planet, as we know it.
As a profession – respected and looked upon by society for guidance – it is time every one of us whole-heartedly accepted the science and set about the task of finding innovative solutions before further irreversible damage is done.
Fortunately for engineers, problem solving is in our DNA.
At Engineers Australia, we recognise the profession has a leadership role to play, not only in adding our voice to the chorus of alarm, but in fostering cross-sector collaboration to tackle this global menace.
Through our political and social mores, which impact the use of our environment and its limited natural resources, we all have a contribution to make to the sustainability of our planet. And the actions we pursue to address Climate Change must be met with what Dr Martin Luther King Jr prescribed as, “the fierce urgency of now”.