Introduction to Environmental Science - An introduction to the problems of physical resources management and aspects of ecological concern in our natural environment, with emphasis on our demand for energy, the consumption of our natural resources, resource pollution, climate changes, land use planning, and waste management. Alternate sources of energy are explored.
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Earth's surface has been measurably warming up for the past 150 years. The consequences of rising temperatures are difficult to predict but may be considerable. It is likely that the average sea level will rise, threatening many coastal zones. Drought may occur. Reducing emissions of gases responsible for the greenhouse effect would be one way to slow global warming.