Global climate change is an issue that affects every single living being on this planet, from humans to animals.
Although our planet’s climate has constantly and naturally been changing over geological time, the irresponsible practices of humans are rapidly speeding up the current period of warming, which causes all of Earth’s occupants to suffer from a number of serious implications that include longer heat waves and rising sea levels.
While climate change has already had observable effects on the environment due to our inconsiderate actions, it’s never too late to try and stop it so we can save future generations from its long-term effects, which include more droughts, changes in precipitation patterns, and continuously rising temperatures.
Over the last few years, people from all over the world have woken up to the threat of global climate change, and are working together to stop it.
Some examples of the steps we are taking against climate change include reducing carbon emissions, investing in renewable energy sources, and practising sustainable engineering. And out of the three that were mentioned, sustainable engineering is perhaps the least talked about but has a massive impact.
The broad field of engineering boasts an incredibly rich history, several sub-disciplines, and a broad swath of occupations spread across various industries. Fortunately for our environment, engineering has been going green in recent years.
The thing about engineering is that it’s so relevant to the development of modern civilization that any changes it undergoes can impact the lives of billions of people. After all, engineers are the ones primarily responsible for developing solutions to our planet’s biggest technical issues, and we have no one else to thank but them for the roads, bridges, tunnels, buildings, telecommunications systems, and electronic devices we have the privilege of using and enjoying today.
Ever since awareness about climate change and global warming spread throughout the world, many industries in the engineering field have been leaning towards the idea of sustainability. Many older techniques are being left out in favour of newer practices due to the former’s unsustainable and hazardous nature. This shows that most engineers agreed that finding a better – and greener – way to do things is the best way to deal with global climate change.
Again, the field of engineering is so broad that it is comprised of several sub-disciplines that include, but are not limited to, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering. Some sub-disciplines of engineering are also broken into numerous sub-disciplines, which is the case for civil engineering since it carries surveying, environmental engineering and structural engineering under its name.
Now, can you imagine how good it would be for our planet if most industries in the field of engineering are invested in the idea of sustainability? With so many sub-disciplines that are essential to the modern world, engineers are surely going to make a lot of difference in our fight against climate change.
Let’s say many of our civil engineer companies are all in when it comes to eco-friendly development. Because every stage of a project will require eco-friendliness to be incorporated in it, nearly all of the world’s forthcoming engineering projects (roads, airports, etc.) are going to be designed and built with sustainability or the well-being of our planet in mind.
With sustainable Wollongong engineering, our engineers can design and develop a new mine site, a new building, a new road, or any other engineering project in a manner that is good for our environment.