Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Scope of Environmental Science

by Antonio C. Antonio
January 2, 2015

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environment, and the solutions to environmental problems.  Environmental science is a discipline that attempts to understand and explain environmental issues and tries to find solutions to problems caused by the interaction of human society with the natural world.  It is a composite science that draws knowledge from the natural sciences and the social sciences such as economics, political science and sociology. 

Ecology forms the central core of environmental science as a discipline.  However, in environmental science (or, particularly in ecology), man is treated not only as a biological organism, but as a social entity.  Environmental science involves the application of ecological principles in studying the effects of human activities on the environment. 

Environmental science is both the “cure” and “prevention” of environmental problems. This is the scope of environmental science.

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