Geology deals with the evolution and changes of our planet Earth and how
they affect human activities. The majority of the environmental issues
which affect our plant Earth, e.g., climatic changes (global warming, greenhouse effect),
ocean pollution, el niño and related atmospheric disruptions (destruction
of the ozone layer), toxic and radioactive waste disposal, lad use management,
natural resources, geological hazards, and alternative energy resources,
among others are the focus of this course.
aspect of this course is the understanding of geological processes and
phenomena, as well as the way they have modified our planet. Current environmental
issues such as threat to the world's water and biodiversity, and the exploitation
of mineral resources will be discussed.
development and future societal adaptation to alternatives of current paths
will be the focus of our discussions throughout the semester.