We have been given one planet to live on. At least for the present that is true, a future might come where interplanetary life is achieved, but that day is far. Till that day comes, it should be our honor and duty to understand every nook and corner of Earth. One of the ways to this path is a career as Geoscientists or what people commonly refer to Earth Scientist. To become a geoscientist, one has to study and graduate an earth sciences course. Let’s get some insight regarding earth science and its benefits:
What does an Earth Science program include?
Some of the topics that slate under Earth Sciences are:
- Climate change and the way it is impacting the poles of the planet
- Researching the minerals and rocks found naturally
- Delving into the geological history of global climate change
- The physics of ice
- Geo-environmental hazards like flash flooding and seismic activity
By studying and understanding such subjects, an Earth Scientist can contribute not only to the community as a whole but for the betterment of the planet. Comprehending climate change can help us ward off further disasters and save the world from its watery grave. Cities and citizens can be protected in numbers by monitoring geo-environmental hazards like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes. Learning about the natural resources of the planet can help us discover more fuel providing source, and even manage the precious minerals that will soon exhaust.
A geoscientist can also make the environment more sustainable by learning about carbon capture and storage. They can make the groundwater pollution free and also manage it better. They can even help us build better dams, tunnels, roads and power stations by understanding the strength and power of the bedrock. There are endless ways the study of Earth Sciences can benefit the world.
Where does an Earth Scientist work?
The best part of being a Geoscientist is to be able to work from any corner of the world. It is not earth that one gets to study; the moon and other planets are also included. The list of places is boundless.
- Working on investigating drilling rig in the bitter cold of Alaska
- Exploring the Persian Gulf in sweltering heat
- Unveiling the beauty of freezing Antarctica
- Understanding the mystery of the Himalayas
- Swimming in the sea while drilling the ocean floor
- Wondering about volcanoes in naturally hazards areas of the world
- Considering the reasons for tectonic activity in various regions of the planet
- Seeking water in the most scorched and arid places of the Earth
There is no country and no climate a geoscientist cannot explore. If traveling is not your cup of tea, then learn more about the Earth while sitting in the lab or office. Work on samples collected from all over the world, analyze them, use simulated computer models to come up with results. Science is one avenue that can preserve the vital resources of the planet and keep the planet sustainable for life. Earth Science is the key to developing it.