OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


STATEMENT
IN OBSERVANCE OF
EARTH SCIENCE WEEK


Whereas, geology and the other Earth sciences are fundamental to society; and

Whereas, the Earth sciences are integral to finding, developing and conserving mineral, energy and water resources needed for society; and

Whereas, the Earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sinkholes and coastal erosion; and

Whereas, the Earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and

Whereas, geological factors of resources, hazards and environment are vital to land management and land-use decisions at local, state, regional, national and global levels of government; and

Whereas, the Earth sciences contribute critical pieces of our understanding of nature and the world around us.

Now, Therefore, We, Ruth Ann Minner, Governor,
and John C. Carney, Jr., Lieutenant Governor,
do hereby declare October 9-15, 2005

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK

in the State of Delaware, and urge all Delawareans to appreciate the work of those professionals in the Earth sciences and to encourage the study of the Earth sciences in the students of the First State.

 

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Ruth Ann Minner, Governor

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John C. Carney, Jr., Lieutenant Governor

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