In this episode, I talk with Dr. Paul Chinowsky about the critical significance of climate change resiliency in the industry and the intriguing transition from research to consulting. We also delve into the differences between tackling climate change resiliency in academia versus the industry, and shed light on the essential skills required to effectively address this pressing issue.
***The video version of this episode can be viewed here.***
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Paul:
- When did you realize that your passion for addressing climate change would become your long-term career path?
- Having moved from academia to industry, can you share the main differences you’ve noticed in how each sector deals with climate change?
- How does your background in engineering and architecture prepare you for the specific challenges of climate change analysis?
- What essential skills do upcoming engineers need to address climate change resiliency issues effectively?
- How do civil engineers contribute to the environment compared to their counterparts in environmental science?
- How do you stay current and adjust your skills as new scientific developments emerge, and what methods do you use to stay informed?
- How do you handle controversies in climate change discussions, considering diverse perspectives and using your expertise to form arguments?
- What are your predictions for the future intersection of civil engineering and climate change in the next decade?
- What’s your final advice for aspiring individuals looking to build a career in the ever-evolving and challenging field of climate change?