Transition Engineering Ideas 

This page is essentially a repository for Thought Pieces. Most of the thinking is around our perception of the wicked problems, our role in society, our frustration with the slow pace of change, our response to the scientific data and what it means for the future. 

The Transition Engineering hypothesis is that all engineers can take on the work of changing what is unsustainable about the systems they work on. There are no easy solutions, only a lot of changes. Change is difficult on many levels - but the first level is our own response. 

This page has stories, ideas, and ways to park, unpack, and process the situation we are in so that we can start to work effectively. It also establishes a common narrative and shared understanding that we can use to quickly progress through the minefield of inaction and inertia that always exists around wicked problems. 

Please Like and Share these stories with other engineers you know and encourage them to join the Transition Engineering crew. 


 

 

Guest Appearances

Guest Appearances

Details  Transition Engineering has been featured on existing podcasts and radio shows. Listen here.
Conversations

Conversations

Details  In this global interconnected world - how do we carry on a conversation? Our podcasts are short conversations about the core topics and difficult concepts in Transition Engineering. Subscribe to our podcast channel.  
Sailing to Sustainability

Sailing to Sustainability

Details  Does it ever feel like we are all on a sinking ship?  NASA Climate Scientist, Dr. James Hansen, recently said that for the last 30 years we have been going in totally the wrong direction. 

How does Transition Engineering change that?
Tags    Stories 
Electric Vehicle Policy

Electric Vehicle Policy

Details  Government policies that "support", "encourage" or "incentivize" people to purchase an EV are not the most efficient approach for transition to sustainable transportation.Tags    BEV 
Honesty

Honesty

Details  We have a big problem with honesty. The world is counting on us for technology solutions to the problems of global warming and dependence on fossil fuels. These problems are the unintended consequence of successful technology. We are all too eager to participate in rather delusional enterprises like ocean thermal energy, carbon capture and storage and hydrogen and fuel cells. Now we will be honest with society about the fact that there are no solutions, only hard choices and big changes.
Guest Blogs

Guest Blogs

Details  Transition Engineering has been featured on other websites as guest blogs and articles. This collection provides some inspirational reading.Tags    Blog