Every part of Earth Science is related to you in some way. Learning and understanding the Earth will make you a more informed citizen. These subjects not only help you throughout life, but they can also save your life. Understanding your hazards and the natural world will teach you how to better interact with the world around you, in a safe and meaningful way.

Questions for review
  1. Describe common themes that you came across over the course of reading this chapter as they relate to humans and Earth Systems.
  2. Compare the effects of economic inequality to the decisions that humans make when they interact with Earth Systems.
  3. Describe and contrast the effects of human interaction with at least three Earth Systems in a paragraph below.
  4. Convergent tectonic plate boundaries are known to generate large magnitude earthquakes. Discuss why some earthquakes cause more damage than others in different parts of the world and include in your discussion social and economic considerations.
  5. Truly devastating volcanic eruptions have had significant impacts to life on Earth over its history. Describe whether or not human society is prepared and will be resilient to the next large scale volcanic eruption?(s) Provide some examples of past large scale volcanic eruptions and their impacts to life on Earth, and justify your your resiliency answer with some examples that you think will make humans resilient to large scale volcanic eruptions.
  6. How are extreme weather events and anthropogenic climate change related to each other? Describe some of the relationships between the two below.
  7. Describe some of the issues relating to the availability of water for societies. Follow up your descriptions by contrasting some of the underlying causes of water scarcity globally and possible technological solutions to water scarcity.


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