Thank you, Kirsten, for keeping track. I will not be voting for candidates who will not clarify their position on this all-important issue.
I was very disappointed that my original thread on the AIChE Climate Policy Statement was shut down. For no good reason, and the questions I asked were not resolved. Will AIChE update its policy statement? The present version is a travesty.I'm also disappointed that the various climate discussions devolved into arguments about whether climate science is valid. In my opinion, that question is settled. My children, currently in elementary school, will see major impacts of climate change in their lifetime.My core question is, what can we as chemical engineers do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the impact of climate change? And what can AIChE as the chemical engineering professional society do?We should all start working on this because there's not much time left.
I completely agree with Victor, Kirsten and others who have expressed great disappointment in the closure of the climate thread. In the words of Voltaire (apparently incorrectly attributed) 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it'; however I don't know who I am dying for.