Sustainability and environmental management
|November 9, 2010||Posted by Hilra under Eco-ncepts, Source: Wikipedia, Sustainability|
At the global scale and in the broadest sense sustainability and environmental management involves managing the oceans, freshwater systems, land and atmosphere, according tosustainability principles.
Land use change is fundamental to the operations of the biosphere because alterations in the relative proportions of land dedicated to urbanisation, agriculture, forest, woodland,grassland and pasture have a marked effect on the global water, carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles. Management of the Earth’s atmosphere involves assessment of all aspects of the carbon cycle to identify opportunities to address human-induced climate change and this has become a major focus of scientific research because of the potential catastrophic effects on biodiversity and human communities. Ocean circulation patterns have a strong influence on climate and weather and, in turn, the food supply of both humans and other organisms.