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    I will definitely get a lot of hate for this post, but I am very curious of something.

    We all know (or at least we should know) that climate change is real and fossil fuel is one of the reasons why it is happening.

    This being said, why are many engineering graduates still willing to go work in the petroleum industry and see it as the most amazing job possible or as being really successful if you get to work in this industry? Are people really that obsessed with earning a lot of money at the expense of increasing the effects of climate change?

    I really want to see some reasonable answers instead of hate, as I am really curious.
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    Because it pays a lot of money and without those engineers you'd end up with the effects of O&G on climate change being even worse than they are, a lot of their work is on minimising environmental effects.
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    (Original post by LoBos)
    I will definitely get a lot of hate for this post, but I am very curious of something.

    We all know (or at least we should know) that climate change is real and fossil fuel is one of the reasons why it is happening.

    This being said, why are many engineering graduates still willing to go work in the petroleum industry and see it as the most amazing job possible or as being really successful if you get to work in this industry? Are people really that obsessed with earning a lot of money at the expense of increasing the effects of climate change?

    I really want to see some reasonable answers instead of hate, as I am really curious.
    The short answer is because it pays good money. Being in oil & gas does not mean that you are any more successful than someone else in another industry or a better engineer, but it does mean that you are probably getting paid better, sometimes quite substantially.

    Besides, where are the engineering jobs related to climate change?
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    (Original post by LoBos)
    I will definitely get a lot of hate for this post, but I am very curious of something.

    We all know (or at least we should know) that climate change is real and fossil fuel is one of the reasons why it is happening.

    This being said, why are many engineering graduates still willing to go work in the petroleum industry and see it as the most amazing job possible or as being really successful if you get to work in this industry? Are people really that obsessed with earning a lot of money at the expense of increasing the effects of climate change?

    I really want to see some reasonable answers instead of hate, as I am really curious.
    People still want to work in O&G because it still pays well. What the same herd don't realise is that it is an extremely short-sighted move. Sure, you can move into another industry if your company tanks, but wouldnt it be wiser to go to the more future-proof industry to begin with? When I was looking for jobs, I ignored everything O&G.

    If you actually want to make a difference and work within "clean energy", I would without doubt recommend an electrical engineering degree. You will have endless options with such a degree in your pocket.
 
 
 
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