Environmental Statistics

Statistics is math, plain and simple.  It is information, usually in number form.  It answers the questions “How much?” and “How many?” It is the process and methodology of gathering the information.  It is about quantities and it is a means of counting what, to the average person, is uncountable – the number of ants in an anthill, the amount of fresh water in the entire world or the pace at which a glacier moves.  It is also the analysis and interpretation of the information, and in the case of Environmental Statistics, it aims to present a numerically accurate picture of the earth and all its component parts, systems and species.  It is a powerful tool that helps leaders, experts, business people and regular people understand their impact on the earth and what actions are more likely to lessen or eliminate the negative aspects.