• Question: you and your work is the most important thing or is it?

    Asked by 09scots1 to Kelly, Becky, Carrie, Robin, Usaid on 15 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by sct12345.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      I am very concerned about the effect of Global climate change. There are a lot of people in the world and we are on the limit of growing enough food at the moment. If the climate changes this could have a dire effect on the amount of food we could grow somewhere.
      A fusion reactor would reduce the amount of oil, coal and gas we burn to make electricity, so that would be really good for the environment.

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      Usaid Rauf answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      I enjoy being an engineer and getting paid for it is nice too, but it’s still work at the end of the day.

      I’ve got loads of other things that I would love to do much more often than I do – but I need to finance all of these things and my job is the only way I can do that for now.

      It’s a catch 22!

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      Most engineers make really important contributions to improving the world, whether it be through improving water supply, transport links, energy security, or just making a better light bulb, so I think engineering in general is important. But there are lots of other things in life that are important to different people and you shouldn’t let work take over those things.