Amidst the current global pandemic, with its own health and economic issues affecting each and every one of us in one way or another is a message of hope and ambition. You would be hard pressed to sidestep the news about the global climate crisis, but is there a way that engineering can be used to create a cleaner and greener, better world?
The big thing that caught my attention recently in the news is the collaboration between Prince William and Sir David Attenborough. Named the “Earthshot Prize”, they are calling on brilliant minds to come together to put forward creative and technical solutions to help save the planet.
Likewise the two main political parties have recently held events dedicated to discussing with key engineering leaders how investment can be made in engineering for the future to facilitate green solutions.
With our engineering skills of problem solving, and generally coming up with ideas and inventions, you would hope that the future of engineering is indeed bright and that we can play a big part in providing answers to these current difficult questions.