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Why it is important to study Environmental Science?

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Feb 11, 2016

Earth, our home is a truly a unique place providing us not only what we all need to survive but also delivers the destructive forces with great furry. History full of this events of creation of destruction, and man has been at the forefront of understanding this life drama since antiquity. The reason to study environment science as then has always been the same, survival. Of course today we have formalized the exploration, and ad-hoc approach of the past into a well crafted synthesis of the scientific finding and most importantly we have added the idea of consequence management. Environmental science today covers, how living and nonliving things interact. It involves a lot of discipline and fields of study such as physics, biology, chemistry, geography, oceanography, etc.
Thus, environmental science is very important because it study the connection and implication of seemingly disconnected phenomena, enlightening to the consequence of our action such the effect of technology on the destruction of the natural resources and the ecosystem, and what we can do to reverse some of this destructive forces and heal the environment, saving ourselves in the process.

In theory today we are more aware of our actions studying our environment in a scientific way documenting, codifying and developing elaborate computer models that highlight the impact of our activities, yet in spite of that we continue to be slow and profess self ignorance in name of development and the building of wealth. We are victims of the capitalist dogma.

Another importance of environmental science is communication and education of the global issues, through journals, international conferences, and the media so that immediate solutions can be found and applied. These issues may range from dynamite fishing to global warming, forest denudation to mining. Because of development, more infrastructures had been built, more transportation systems had been created, and more rural areas had been urbanized. With these rapid changes, there is a need to study each step that may alter the environment so that the natural ecosystem may still be protected or replaced by a better one.

Environmental science is important to save our world from destruction. Because of man’s abusive actions, the environment is not safe anymore. There are more calamities experienced such as flashfloods, hurricanes and draughts and climate change. If we do not study the environment, then there is a great danger that everything that we know as home with all that surround us, will lead to extinction, yes including the extinction of our specie.

We need to study the environment and the sciences applied into it to find solutions to different environmental issues so that children of tomorrow will still enjoy the healthy and productive environment we still have now. If man will only make use of the different discoveries through environmental science, then this world will definitely be a better place to be called home not only for us but for the next generation.