Our environment is currently threatened, especially by global climate change, but to save the planet, we need to understand the planet.
Earth Science helps us understand our planet because it is the study of the solid Earth, how it works, and its history since formation 4.6 billion years ago.
Earth Science includes geology, geophysics and physical geography, which all focus on understanding different aspects of the Earth, using various different methods.
Earth Scientists use their knowledge of how the Earth works in many different ways to help create a sustainable future for us all.
If you want to be an Earth Scientist, to help maintain a sustainable planet, you can find out more on these pages about studying Earth Science at UK universities.