EnvironCompass offers Environment 101 thereby enlightening you on the following:
1. Global warming/climate change as well as well as the intricacies of other environmental change and the management thereof.
2. The distinction between normal cycles of environmental change and changes caused by anthropogenic factors.
3. Familiarize you with the subtleties of the feedback loops that drive global warming and other aspects of global environmental change
4. Overview of the most significant ozone harming substances and how ozone depletion occurs.
5. What the most significant sources of GHGs and black carbon are.
6. Evidence of anthropogenic driven environmental change
7. Overview of phenomena such as deforestation, soil degradation, the melting permafrost, extinction of species etc.
10. Various researchers’ views on climate change.
11. Doing your bit to mitigate climate change
12. What humankind has collectively done so far to mitigate change (The Kyoto Protocol, and its sequel, The Paris Agreement).
To break the ice, here is a synopsis of what Global Warming/Climate Change is:
We also cover what you can do with your Environmental Management degree as outlined below:
You could pursue a career as an environmental scientist, perhaps entailing studying, analyzing and potentially providing sustainable solutions to environmental problems, including pollution, biodiversity loss and climate change. Or perhaps work for the government, university or a research institute.
If you could pursue higher studies, a master’s degree could open up many more prestigious employment opportunities.
A great opportunity is being a College Professor and/or conduct research. Having said this, being a High School Science Teacher would also be enviable for those who would like to take pride in passing on their passion for environmental preservation to the next generation.
Those who choose to become environmental engineers might work on a wide range of projects relating to environmental health and sustainability.
This could include developing new techniques for recycling various materials. It could also include developing renewable energy technologies, as well as innovative techniques such as water filtration systems that ensure fresh water availability, using low-cost technologies.
For those of you who are inclined to consultancy, there would be ample opportunities to work on projects with organizations offering their expertise on environmental regulations or environmental impact. In this respect, we recommend specialization in Environmental Impact Assessment.
An environmental degree would also allow you to pursue a career in forestry. Modern day foresters are not only charged with managing forests, but also with establishing new forest plantations. A great chance to always be surrounded by nature.
If you are I inclined to climatology, a degree in environmental science could serve as the foundation to a climatology career. This would require you to compliment the degree with education that is specific to climatology, meteorology or atmospheric science.
Some of you might be fascinated by news casting. An environmental degree is great preparation for a career as an environmental reporter.
You would then need to complement the degree with a diploma in journalism.
Knowledge gained through an environmental science degree will give you an advantage in reporting on the environment and sustainability efforts, over those reporters who do not have the degree.
That would allow you to emulate environmental reporters like Fiona Harvey of The Guardian.
Fiona Harvey is an award-winning environment journalist for the Guardian. Prior to this, she worked for the Financial Times for more than a decade. She has reported on every major environmental issue, from as far afield as the Arctic and the Amazon, and her wide range of interviewees include Ban Ki-moon, Tony Blair, Al Gore and Jeff Immelt