Inspirational work placement
Earlier this year Acland Burghley School in Camden asked us if we could offer an inspirational work placement for a few days to one of their students and we have been delighted to create positive social impacts in our city!
Iyaad is a bright student, very keen to gain real-life experience in environmental engineering, and we have been glad to offer support and provide him with the opportunity to learn more about energy efficiency and carbon management.
He has joined us in site survey investigations at one of our clients’ buildings and then has been busy with desktop-based activities to process data, analyse sustainability performance of various assets located in London and undertake research on relevant climate change topics.
Here’s an article that he has prepared during his spell with us, we loved it and wanted to share it with our readers:
Droughts, floods and heatwaves: when will it end?
The world has experienced many climate crises throughout history and, with each occurrence, governments and organisations pledge to learn lessons and incorporate more green initiatives to reverse the effects of climate crisis. But the latest heatwave spreading across Europe, demonstrates how these efforts have had little impact in undoing the damage already caused.
This isn’t the first time heatwaves have gripped Europe: in 2003 it claimed over 70,000 people and then in 2022 it killed almost 62,000 people. Heatwaves have devastated other parts of the world and have somewhat become our new normal, but in an age where we are now learning to live with Artificial Intelligence, why is it that we have yet to address centuries old issue of climate crisis?
Until governments across the world collectively take urgent and more meaningful actions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, heatwaves will become more frequent and intense, increasing casualties and reducing economic growth. Wealthier nations should do more to support poorer nations in helping address the climate crisis as it requires each and every one of us to play our part in healing our world.