Environmental Science

By TaVenC
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Agricultural Revolution

    -The Plow was developed. -Seeding tools were also developed.
  • Bernardo Razzimazi

    -Ramazzini was one of the first to make the link between worker occupation and health. -This seminal work outlined the health hazards of Chemicals List, dust, Metals, and other agents encountered by workers in 52 occupations.
  • Industrial Revolution

    The period of peace and stability which followed the unification of England and Scotland. -no trade barriers between England and Scotland.
  • Thomas Malthus

    -Malthus has become widely known for his theories about population and its increase or decrease in response to various factors. -He wrote in opposition to the popular view in 18th-century Europe that saw society as improving and in principle as perfectible.
  • Gerneral Motors

    -GM employs 202,000 people and does business in some 157 countries. -General Motors produces cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sells and services these vehicles through the following divisions/brands.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    -There were 3,463,766 men enrolled
    -There were 4,500 different camps
  • World War II

    World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history. -The country with the largest number of WWII causalities was Russia, with over 21 million.
  • Minamata Bay

    -Industial poisoning caused people to convulsions, slurred speech, loss of motor functions and uncontrollable limb movements.
    -Large amounts of mercury were found in fish, shellfish, and other commonly eaten foods.
  • Tragedy of the Commons

    -Garret Hardin said the only solution to over population was morals
    • His use of the word tragedy was meant to emphasize the inevitableness of destiny and the remorseless working of things.
  • Rainbow Warrior

    -The warrior was bombed. -The captain supported non-violence.
  • Chernobyl

    -The Chernobyl accident in 1986 was the result of a flawed reactor design that was operated with inadequately trained personnel. -Two Chernobyl plant workers died on the night of the accident, and a further 28 people died within a few weeks as a result of acute radiation poisoning.
  • Exxon Valdez

    -Four Deaths were directly associated with cleanup efforts.
    -The amount of oil spilled could fill 125 Olympic sized swimming pools
  • Persian Gulf War

    -2,183,000 troops were involved
    -President Bush sent 430.000 troops to Saudi Arabia
  • China's Three Gorges Dam

    The Yangtze River is the world’s 3rd longest river
    -The hydroelectric system increases national energy output by 10%
  • "An Inconvenient Truth"

    • A documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming.
    • An Inconvenient Truth has been credited for raising international public awareness of climate change and reenergizing the environmental movement.
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill

    -BP made a deal with the government that they would set aside $20 billion toward oil cleanup and spill victims.
    -16,000 total miles of coastline have been affected, including the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida.