How do the earth's systems affect each other?
In many different ways can earth systems be affected by each other. The best example of this is the rain cycle, which shows what happens when the biosphere interacts with the hydrosphere.
How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters?
I think by you knowing particular pieces of knowledge about a natural disaster you might be able to keep yourself safe. For example, knowing how to detect when something like a hurricane or a tornado is coming.
What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future?
Many things are damaging the earth right now but I feel like the increase in gas products releasing unwanted gasses into the air is something we should stop or try to do.
Your reaction to your findings and overall project
Overall I am not too shocked being as though I knew things about the topic. I am a little caught off guard by some of the damage earthquakes do.