Funny you should mention engineering your way out of a problem. I happen to agree with that notion.
Of course, this makes it hard to explain why people think it’s a good idea for Trump to relax regulations on the coal industry and to relax mpg standards, because electric cars combined with nuclear and renewable energy production are the way to engineer our way out of a problem. Why, then, is Trump dropping disincentives to shy away from such engineering programs?
Those regulations encouraged innovation, including encouraging the development of electric cars because, hey, pretty hard to fail an mpg test if your vehicle doesn’t use g’s.
Because of the moves Trump is looking to make, our path to engineering our way out of the problem is going to be delayed by who knows how many years.