1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Each of the earth systems interact with each other at all times. The earth systems affect each other so much that a change in one sphere will more than likely results in a change in one or more of the other earth systems. They work together to determine the climate and affect life on earth 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? An understanding of environmental science can help in handling natural disasters because we actually have background knowledge on these disasters and we know what to do in the case of a natural disaster. Although we are not able to stop almost all of the natural disasters, we are able to slow them down or reduce the damage 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Some efforts that we can make to create a sustainable future is recycle, reduce water waste, join different groups that help clean up the community, and more! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1r3hJJQjFqHBmS539POvoxJlUU32bY94LPuh-0fmhtGc/edit?usp=sharing
The earth systems can be affected by a forest fire in good and bad ways. For instance, a forest fire can affect the geosphere by the ash and the heat from the fire creating good growing soil. The atmosphere can be affected by the forest fire ash and debris that can rise into the sky and block sunlight. A forest fire can affect the biosphere by less oxygen in the air that would make it hard for humans to breath which affects the climate. Lastly, a forest fire can affect the hydrosphere by the debris and soot that can be carried in the atmosphere and dropped into a nearby body of water which can pollute and affect the aquatic life. Understanding environmental science aid in handling natural disasters can help you prepare for natural disasters that might occur. Understanding how they can start and understand how it can affect the different earth systems can be beneficial to everyone. It’s important to know how to safely deal with a natural disaster and how they can affect you afterward. Efforts that we can make to create a sustainable future would be to stop burning things, stop burning cigarettes and stop building houses in places that are easy to catch flame. It’s also important that we build stronger houses that would be tough to catch fire. It’s also better if we properly put out cigarettes instead of throwing them out on the streets. Reaction: After doing research about Los Angeles wildfires, I was able to take note of certain things that could help me in the future. For example, I took note of how to get out of a wildfire safely and how wildfires can affect the atmosphere for the worse and how it can affect the geosphere for the better. While reading different articles, I wasn't too shocked to see that some wildfires are caused by human carelessness. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qBePw4afvVYLoREvswwKc1lLCd1Xz75WLhxQvzrtkAg/edit?usp=sharing
Droughts can occur due to either natural or human-induced factors. Droughts aren’t a type of natural disaster that is physically destructive. This kind of disaster does more economical damage than anything. Environmental things like climate change, ocean temperatures, changes in the jet stream, and changes in the local landscape all make a difference when it comes to droughts. Droughts can be very dangerous for people living in areas with not enough food or water. Droughts are the type of disaster that involves below-average precipitation and water supply shortage over long periods of time. Droughts often lead to the extreme scarcity of food and have led to the death of millions of people. The reason why lower levels of precipitation aid the occurrence of drought is because little to no rain means that the soil will dry out and that will eventually lead to crop failure. When crops fail, there isn't enough food to go around. It also means that farmers lose money, and the area can become very poor. When a region is very poor and doesn't have enough food or water, arguments can happen over who should be able to access the goods, which can escalate into wars. Identify ways in which humans have altered and continue to alter our environment. For decades and still to this day human have been creating cars and running factories that do nothing to our environment but destroy. We cut trees down not realizing their worth and the globe is heating up. Now we are closer to the end then we ever have been and it need to come to an end. Define sustainability and explain how it can be measured using the ecological footprint. Sustainability is basically being able to avoid depletion of the planet. It can measures by the impact of a person or community on the environment, expressed as the amount of land required to sustain their use of natural resources. Define systems within the context of environmental science. The atmosphere is the system that houses cloud and oxygen. All precipitation comes from the atmosphere. The biosphere is the system where all life is and oxygen is produced. Plant life also absorbs c02 The geo sphere is basically the mountainous area The hydrosphere is the system that is basically bodies of water. Earthquakes tend to happen in this system which end up causing tsunamis Distinguish between various forms of energy and discuss the 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics. The first law says that energy can be neither created or destroyed in an isolated area. The second law says that energy in an isolated area increases. Describe the ways in which ecological systems depend on energy inputs. The biosphere needs rain from atmosphere to keep life alive. The atmosphere needs the biosphere for oxygen production. The atmosphere needs the hydrosphere for evaporation of water. The biosphere needs to geosphere to create new land. Explain how scientists keep track of inputs, outputs, and changes to complex systems. Scientist in this day have satellites and all kinds of technology that allows to predict any kind of change in our systems. They are always keeping an eyes on it and most of the time they know what will happen before it happens. Describe how natural systems change over time and space. Over time humans just will continue to destroy the environment so it will only get worse. Since the ozone is depleting, it just allows more radiation from the sun and more natural disaster to occur. When I Did research on the information that I found to answer my essential questions, I wasn’t surprised at all. With all this climate change stuff going around, it’s kinda hard to not be informed on everything that is going on in our planet. I still do however believe that their is something we could do about climate change but there isn’t enough people who care to make the difference.
1.How do earth systems affect each other? The earth has 4 subsystems. these systems because they interact with eachother 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? it can help understand why its happening, and safety measure how its happening 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Reduce household energy use. Energy conservation is itself a source of energy.Dispose with disposables.
Volcano eruptions affect the geosphere and the biosphere. Eruptions affect the geosphere because the magma tears through Earth's crust. It affects the Biosphere because it releases a lot of carbon dioxide into the air. An understanding of environmental science can help you better prepare for a potential natural disaster and what to do if one occurs. We can stop being negligent and polluting the Earth. we can also use biodegradable resources. https://www.nap.edu/read/24650/chapter/7
1) How do earth systems affect each other?
The atmosphere gives water to the hydrosphere. Geosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere help creatures live by providing land, water, air, heat, and gas.
2) How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters?
If we understand how the environment works than it’ll be easier to find ways of preventing natural disasters.
3) What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future?
We can try to reduce the damage we’ve caused to the earth by reducing the pollution and cleaning up our trash.
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.
An earthquake is a sudden movement of the Earth's lithosphere (its crust and upper mantle), which is caused by the release of built-up stresses within rocks along geological faults, or by the movement of magma in volcanic areas. Smaller earthquakes occur frequently, but annually, only as many as 18–20 reach a magnitude above Ms 7. Approximately 40 disastrous earthquakes have occurred since the end of the twentieth century, and the total death toll is nearly 1.7 million. This number is about 50% of all victims of natural disasters. Most earthquakes (80%) occur in the oceans, mainly in the subduction zones. Earthquakes occurring in such regions have a relatively large magnitude and they are also deep. These earthquakes can cause tsunamis. Like other disasters, earthquakes and tsunamis can be sudden, seriously destructive, and create long-lasting social, environmental, and economic problems. https://www.natural-hazards-and-earth-system-sciences.net/
1. How do earth systems affect each other? - They affect each other because they all interact with each other and trigger different things and processes that affect not just us but all things in life, 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? - Now we actually have the science behind these different disasters to help us better prepare when and if the time comes. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? - If we now have the knowledge to if not prevent but slow these things, we can actually take the steps towards doing so. The hard part is just trying to get others to understand and get on board. Reflection and Reaction: After doing research on tornados I did find out some dangerously cool information. I now know some better ways to keep safe in a time like that and now I can spread that to others.
- How do earth systems affect each other?
The water cycle. Rainwaters the plants so it can grow. Plants also use photosynthesis that takes light energy an turn it into chemical energy.
- How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters?
Understanding the cause of a natural disaster, can us help know how to stop or slow the process of it happening.
- What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future?
We can fix the problems by recycling and stop using toxic chemicals that can hurt the atmosphere.
Droughts can occur due to either natural or human-induced factors. Droughts aren’t a type of natural disaster that is physically destructive. This kind of disaster does more economical damage than anything. Droughts are the type of disaster that involved below-average precipitation and water supply shortage over long periods of time. Droughts often lead to the extreme scarcity of food and have led to the death of millions of people. The reason why lower levels of precipitation aid the occurrence of drought is because little to no rain means that the soil will dry out and that will eventually lead to crop failure.