In this course, students are being asked to learn about some basic chemistry, physics and the laws of thermodynamics. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary field of study. There are over-lapping concepts with the fields of anthropology, archeology, sociology, psychology and economics. Even in the Arts there are visual artists, writers and musicians, who convey aspects of the natural world in their art. The examples are a poem about a whale that is endangered or a song about an ancient tree.
For this Discussion Board Main Post, review the disciplines above and thoroughly describe as many connections you can find between the material from environmental science and at least two of the other disciplines of your choice. One of the connections should relate in some way to one or more of the Principles of Sustainability addressed in Module 1. Another connection should relate to one of the major Environmental Problems addressed in Module 1.
Population growth (i.e. Humans) is a topic in a future module. Probably a universal cause among authors of environmental textbooks. Please review the Figure 1-16 on page 17 of the textbook.
As with any problem, there is a desire to solve it. The first action is to find the root cause and define it. In terms of what causes environmental problems, it could be summed up in the phrase from the comic strip POGO, by Walt Kelly, â€œwe have met the enemy and he is usâ€.
The Scientific Principles of Sustainability are:
- Dependence on Solar Energy
- Chemical Cycling or Nutrient Cycling