Geographers are at the forefront in developing an understanding of how the environment of our planet changes, and how societies respond to these changes. Environmental change includes all the changes taking place in the Earth’s atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and its geomorphology. Geographers investigate the causes, consequences, relationships and responses to a diverse range of environmental changes and how these impact on humans.

The increasing frequency and severity of drought is one of the consequences of global warming (Source: CSIRO)

Relevant careers include climate change assessment and planning; climatology and meteorology; environmental science; environmental and social impact assessment; environmental monitoring and management; geographical Information systems (GIS), geomorphology; local and regional development; mapping and cartography; public policy; remote sensing; research; and sustainability related careers.