With no extreme political motivations, having recently watched Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’, I was pleased to hear about President Barrack Obama urging his country to ‘act on climate’ as his administration set carbon pollution standards for power plants. Globally, with industry and consumer needs demanding supply of clean, sustainable and renewable energy, and with electricity prices on the up-and-up for ordinary taxpayers, nobody can deny that climate change is an overwhelming ‘judgement of science’.
Having recently read a blog about the Engineer of 2020, I wondered if anyone would like to attempt to profile an Australian Engineer of the future.
The Baby Boomers are all but yesterday, and today we read about generations X, Y and Z, we hear about Millennials; we know about geeks, nerds, introverts and extroverts; we have digital addicts; we have extra spirited ADHD’s and non-conformers, juveniles and visionaries, minority groups, ethnics, global citizens, excluded and included, exceptions and inceptions…..the list goes on. And of course we have some good old fashioned hard-working Aussie girls and boys! No country celebrates diversity quite like Australia. So we must have some engineers in there!