Envirmental Science- Timeline

  • British Agricultural Revolution

    The British Agricultural Revolution describes a period of agricultural development in Britain between the 15th century and the end of the 19th century, which saw an epoch-making increase in agricultural productivity and net output that broke the historical food scarcity cycles.
  • Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. Most notably, average income and population began to exhibit unprecedented sustained growth
  • Bernardo Razzimazi

    Malthus has become widely known for his theories about population and its increase or decrease in response to various factors.
  • General Motors

    Based on global sales, General Motors is currently the world's no. 1 automaker. Headquartered at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, GM employs approximately 202,000 people around the world.
  • China's Three Gorges Dam

    A large dam across the Yangtze River.a dam capable of generating 30 million horsepower (22 GW) was possible downstream of the Three Gorges
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families, ages 17–23.
  • World War II

    It involved a vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
  • Tragedy of the commons

    the tragedy of the commons is the depletion of a shared resource by individuals, acting independently and rationally according to each one's self-interest, despite their understanding that depleting the common resource is contrary to their long-term best interests.
  • Rainbow Warrior

    The Rainbow Warrior, then captained by Peter Willcox, was sabotaged and sunk just before midnight
  • Chernobyl disaster

    An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive contamination into the atmosphere, which spread over much of Western USSR and Europe.
  • Exxon Valdez

    oil tanker that gained notoriety after running aground in Prince William Sound spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in Alaska.
  • The Persian Gulf War

    was a war waged by a UN-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States
  • An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth is a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that, by his own estimate made in the film, he has given more than a thousand times.
  • BP oil spill

    the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.