The earth system that I am talking about is the Geosphere. This system is responsible for the land and soil. The energies that you would typically find in the geosphere are radiation, convection and conduction. Convection is the energy made from the magma inside the earth's core. Conduction is heat that is made by the earth and lastly radiation is what in a way recycles the energy. - Describe how the natural disaster affected or is affecting the earth systems, be specific….. Tornadoes can be harmful to the geosphere the dramatic wind speed can rip trees out of the ground leaving that part of the ground open and exposed. Also with trees being ripped up and thrown around it could potentially kill a person or wild life. Along with that some of the dirt would be picked up because of the wind and will be blown around. As far as taking precautions for tornadoes there are a few things you can do. Stay in the lowest part of your house like the basement or a room with no windows Have flashlights and batteries Have an emergency kit with food, water and medical supplies Answers to essential questions 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? The earth's systems affect each other in a few different ways. The first way is they create climate when they work together but they can also make natural disaster is something goes wrong. For example earthquakes,tornadoes and hurricanes 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? Prepare people for the natural disasters as soon as possible. But also have some type of safety precautions for each common natural disaster. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? We should definitely be treating the world better. By that I mean less plastic in the oceans, less gas in the air, and even planting trees. That is the best way to make our world more sustainable. Sources- “Staying Safe in a Tornado | Features | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov/features/tornadosafety/index.html. “The Geosphere.” The Geosphere | UCAR Center for Science Education, scied.ucar.edu/shortcontent/geosphere. “The Dirt on Tornadoes | Earthdata.” NASA, NASA, 25 Sept. 2019, earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/sensing-our-planet/the-dirt-on-tornadoes.