Environmental science is the study of the relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. When we say the rest of the natural world, we mean both biotic and abiotic environments.
EXAMPLEThe image of this forest swamp below has both abiotic and biotic elements. The water, rocks in the water, amount of sunlight, and humidity are all abiotic elements. Any fish swimming in the water, algae growing, or trees and grasses are all biotic factors.
Environmental science is interdisciplinary in nature. There are hundreds of different fields that intersect with it, such as natural sciences and social sciences.
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These are just a few types of natural and social sciences, so there are many others as well.
It exacerbates global climate change, which is an environmental science and ecology issue.
It is determined by economics because it can be expensive to have many children.
It can also be determined by sociology and culture because in certain countries having many children is encouraged for religious or retirement reasons.
It is a demographic issue because the rate of growth in certain historical time periods determines the size of each age cohort.
Technology plays an important role in environmental science in the world today. Almost every subject within environmental science is dependent on various technology and instruments, for measurement and other uses.
Examples of such technologies include:
Source: Adapted from Sophia instructor Jensen Morgan, SWAMP FOREST CC HTTP://BIT.LY/1M1H755