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Climate Change

Following recent fascinating ICE lectures on global warming and the associated engineering challenges, which I was able to listen to online, all of the group listening with me were left somewhat confused by the differences in opinion by the various experts.

Our own conclusions were that whatever the cause of rising global temperatures, there was no excuse for not trying to minimise pollution and impacts on the environment.

We cannot change what has been done, but we can make conscious decisions about what we do next.

So having read Jackie Whitelaw's report on the MWH party it was a breath of practical fresh air to read Bob Uhler's comments that we need to mitigate where possible and, if necessary, adapt to changes to avoid unnecessary suffering.

Surely, this is what civil engineering is all about, using our resources for the benefit of man, in the widest sense.

JO STRANGE, (M), regional director, Card Geotechnics JoS@cardgeotechnics.co.uk

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