I. JOB SUMMARY
Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions, Environment and Society
Overview: The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Specialist works to identify, prevent, and minimize air pollution. Some of the responsibilities include: Communicating and collaborating with key stakeholders, including federal and state agencies, local governments, private businesses, and locals; Promoting awareness of air pollution and greenhouse gases threads; Implementation of the technologies to estimate the air pollution levels in the atmosphere; Researching and analyzing technological developments, legislation, and regulations that may impact the implementation of the technologies. Physical geography knowledge regarding atmospheric composition, greenhouse gases types and effects on the environment, sources and impacts of air pollution is crucial for this job. Human geography provides greenhouse gas reduction specialist with the knowledge of socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the local population to determine the most vulnerable groups. Spatial analysis of the area helps to distinguish different sources of the air pollution and greenhouse gases. Other important geographical knowledge for this job includes zoning.
Geographers at Work: Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, Climatology, Environmental Management
Skills: Atmospheric composition, air quality, location analysis, environmental assessment, working with census data, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Occupation Group: Green Jobs
Learn more about Greenhouse Gas Reduction Specialist from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/green/greencareers.htm
Written by Daria Andrievskikh
II. POWERFUL GEOGRAPHIC KNOWLEDGE