The earth systems affect each other based on the duties they have and how they interact with each other. Earth systems are atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere which all play a role in protecting one another and passing down energy. If we didn't earth systems it will be hard for Earth to manage itself such as atmosphere which protects us from solar rays, circulates gases for animals to survive, and it's responsible for our weather. When learning about natural disasters and the effects on weather you would mostly see people target ways on how we aren't helping such as causing pollution, littering, or not recycling and I think it's best that we try to make the earth a cleaner place.
As we previously learned, when one of the Earth's spheres is altered it affects other spheres. The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, or atmosphere work in conjunction to make up the Earth System. The spheres change due to both natural and human influences. If people were better educated on environmental science it would in turn assist in the understanding of natural disaster. People would be able to identify what happens to the Earth's spheres during the natural disasters, how the spheres are affected, and how to better prepare for natural disasters. We are in charge of creating a sustainable future. Humans negatively affect the environment more than we may realize. We contribute to things such as pollution, climate change, global warming, extinction of animals, etc. A few efforts we can make in creating a sustainable future is avoid supporting products that endanger wildlife, drive green, reuse, reduce, and recycle. While doing this project I learned of the control we have in creating a sustainable future. The healthcare industry of course is recognized for all that it does for the people but many do not know of the negative effect the industry can have on the Earth. I can admit that before doing the project I wasn't aware of the way my industry contributes to things such as pollution. We came to the conclusion that the use of solar panels to generate reusable energy is one step the healthcare industry can take in creating a sustainable future.
In our case, the biosphere and geosphere are the two main earth systems affected by how sustainable the restaurants are. Of course, the other systems are affected by this industry because they all connect in a way. Restaurants need a more useful way of recycling and managing resources. Because once all our resources are used up, what else is there to use? This isn't so much of a natural disaster, but it could eventually be one if we don't solve the environmental issues in the industry now. The main resource in the restaurant industry is energy. We need to power the business in order to cook, place orders, have electricity, and even power plants for the locally made crops. It's going to take a lot to restore the restaurant industry, so hopefully, I have the opportunity to help with that one day.
How do the earth systems affect each other? The earth consists of a series of interconnected systems, like the Biosphere, Geosphere, Atmosphere, and Hydrosphere. These spheres interact and impact each other. The atmosphere protects the biosphere from high amounts of solar radiation. They also exchange energy, the biosphere produces gasses which warm the atmosphere creating a greenhouse effect. We heavily researched the greenhouse effect as our industry, food retail, contributes to dangerous amounts of greenhouse gases reaching the atmosphere and increasing global warming. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? As we seek to preserve the planet, we can take on many steps to ensure sustainability, from individual choices in our personal lives to broader action. One thing we can do is recycle and compost instead of creating enormous amounts of waste. From a broader scope, we could lobby for corporations to be accountable, to reduce carbon emissions, rely less on factory farming. Reaction: I was not surprised by how unsustainable our industry was, the information I discovered doing this benchmark compounded my previous conceptions of the food retail industry. But it has compelled me to be more conscious of my personal decisions of purchasing food. Link to Digital Component: www.ecosuperfoods.weebly.com Link to Photos: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tUM-Po5GXrVu0ns-2MXdre4x2-jT4aiVdn2Wvnm44H4/edit?usp=sharing
Essential Questions: 1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Each system interacts with every other system. For example, when our biosphere allows us to grow produce in one region, our atmosphere is forced to carry the produce from the farm area to the market, which uses fossil fuels. 2. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? Learning more about the systems used to provide us with the services/goods that we depend on each day will help us to be more careful. Recycling, reusing and preserving our resources will make a lasting change. My Reaction: This project has forced me to look deeper into the supermarket industry than I otherwise would have. I have learned just how much goes on from the moment produce is harvested to the moment we pick it up off the shelf in the store. We had to think hard about what would make our 3D model of a new store sustain the industry more-so than what our normal markets look like now. Informative Presentation: https://ecosuperfoods.weebly.com/ Pictures of Physical Model: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tUM-Po5GXrVu0ns-2MXdre4x2-jT4aiVdn2Wvnm44H4/edit?usp=sharing
The essential question of this class is How do the earth systems affect each other? In my opinion the earth’s systems affect each other in a cause and effect way. The flow of the systems could get messed up if something happens to the previous system. For example in the Geosphere an earthquake could cause two tectonic plates collide with each other causing the land to shake. The second question is How can understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? If you understand environmental science aid your able to prepare for unpredictable situations. The final question is What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? I would suggest keeping yourself informed. Another suggestion is recycle to keep earth healthy and clean.
1. How do the earth systems affect each other? Earth systems affect each other by the weather and energy that’s being shown throughout the climate. 2. How can an understanding of environmental science aid in handling natural disasters? It can aid in handling natural disasters by telling us what we going to experience and what’s going to be affected or damage. Also knowing what you have to do to get out of them. 3. What efforts can we make to create a sustainable future? We can stop littering and recycle more to save polluting air. My reaction is that it’s amazing how we don’t know what we should know about natural disasters and what it can actually do.
Earth systems affect each other because as one energy is going on it passes to another and constantly is moving to the next stage. Understanding of environmental science can aid in handling natural disasters because it tells us how things move in the environment and how they change over time. We can make more safe places to go in case of a natural disaster occurs and we could prepare ourselves for what is coming.