Environmental Science Timeline

Timeline created by LaceyNJohnson
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  • Bernardo Razzimazzi

    1600-1700's
  • Industrial Revolution

    1750-1850
  • Thomas Malthus

    1766-1834
    >says that in population doesn’t get counted, resources could run out
    >the way people lived could be harmful for the environment and other people
  • Agricultural revolution

    1800's
    1800’s
    >more tools were invented to use on the farm and helped the crops grow
    >gave more resources of food to people
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    March 31st,1933
  • WWII

    1939-1945
    >Oil fields, fires, smoke and chemicals pollute the air
    >Water and Soil were also polluted
  • WWII

    1939-1945
    >Oil fields, fires, smoke and chemicals pollute the air
    >Water and Soil were also polluted
  • General Motors (Ethyl Corp.)

    1942-2004

    >reduced engine “knock”, but increased pollution from cars
    >worse for the environment that the regular gasoline
  • Atomic Bomb Testing

    August 1945
    >Released nuclear substances to the area
    >Caused smoke to enter the sky and to rain “Back Rain”
  • Tragedy of the Commons

    December 1968
  • Rainbow Warrior

    1985
    >end nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific Ocean
    >Stops illegal fishing and shipments of illegal wood
  • Chernobyl

    April 26th,1986
    >made environment in that area in radio active
    >Water pollution also
  • Exxon Valdez

    March 24th,1989
    >Oil Spill
    >Occurred in Alaska; bound for California; Hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef
  • Persian Gulf War

    August 2nd,1990 – February 28th,1991
    >11 million barrels of oil released into the Gulf
    >Air pollution by fire and smoke
  • China's Three Gorges Dam

    Dec 14th, 1994 - July 4th, 2012
    >Created more electricity than 18 nuclear power plants
    >One the Yangzi River in China
  • “An Inconvenient Truth”

    2006
    >Says that global warming is real
    >Global warming will and has extinct organisms
  • BP Oil Spill

    April 20th, 2010
    >Contaminated the water in the Gulf of Mexico
    >at LEAST 8000 birds, sea turtles, and marine animals were found dead or injured