October 29, 2012
For several years, the earth and its environment have struggled to rally the needs of the rapid growth in populations, altered habitats, and global warming, which has caused a global impact on the balance between man and nature. The problems among the environment do not affect one group of people or living thing; the entire world population is affected by environmental problems. Every living thing on earth can impact the environment. For people to keep earth healthy, aide in solving environmental problems, and achieve sustainability of the earth as it evolves, one must understand the fundamental principles of environmental science.
Environmental science can be defined as the study of human interactions with the environment. “It is the interdisciplinary field that combines information from many disciplines such as biology, geography, chemistry, geology, physics, economics, sociology (particularly demography, the study of populations), cultural anthropology, natural resource management, agriculture, engineering, law, politics, and ethics” (Berg & Hager, 2009, p1.4).
Technology and science affect environmental problems and solutions in today’s society. Technology and science together do support society by aiding in the development of new discoveries for living but also introduces harmful and damaging effects to the environment. Technology and science helped create fossil fuels to gas and power vehicles. Fossil fuels are harmful to the environment, as it is burned; it gives off greenhouse gases polluting the environment. In today’s society, new technologies amongst various fields have or have already been created on an everyday basis. The advancements in science and technology continue to grow and can have unfavorable...