Human-environmental interactions and Environmental issues

Secondary 4

Course Description

  • Learning about the relationship between humans and the environment is crucial for understanding the impact of human actions on the planet.
  • The study of this relationship is known as environmental science and it explores how human actions can affect the environment in various ways such as pollution, resource depletion, and climate change.
  • Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the world today.
  • It is caused by the emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere, which trap heat from the sun and cause the Earth’s temperature to rise.
  • This can lead to changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels, and the extinction of plant and animal species.
  • Another major environmental issue is pollution, which can come in many forms such as air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution.
  • Pollution can have a detrimental effect on human health and can also harm plants and animals.
  • Resource depletion is another important issue, as human activities are consuming resources at an unsustainable rate, such as fossil fuels and minerals, which can lead to a depletion of natural resources and a decrease in biodiversity.
  • To address these environmental issues, there are various potential solutions that can be explored.
  • This includes reducing carbon emissions through renewable energy sources, implementing regulations to decrease pollution, and promoting sustainable resource management.
  • Additionally, conservation and protection of biodiversity, and educating the public about environmental issues and sustainable living can also play a key role in addressing these issues.
  • Therefore, studying environmental science helps individuals to understand the complex interactions between humans and the environment, and the impact of human actions on the planet, as well as explore potential solutions to the environmental challenges facing the world today.

Course Type


Class Type

Small Group

Group Size



1.5 hrs

Num of Sessions




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