Hello and welcome to Environmental Science! Environmental science is the study of the interaction of the living and non-living components of the environment with special emphasis on the impact of humans on these components. Environmental science is a very dynamic area of research and involves many different fields of study. Environmental science studies the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment, including their effects on all types of organisms but more often refers to human impact on the environment.
Concepts We Cover
· Earth Systems: Interconnected Spheres of the Earth
o Biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, movement of matter and energy through spheres
· Earth Resources
o Energy resources, air & air pollution, water & water pollution, soil & land, wildlife & wilderness management
· Global Environmental Problems and Issues
o Human population, water quality, climate change, sustainability, species depletion/extinction, air quality, food production & availability, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, waste management