Environmental TImeline Project

  • Bernardo Razzimazi

    1. Italian Physician
    2. Encouraged the use of Cinchona plant to treat malaria
  • Industrial Revolution

    1. Textile Industry was transformed
    2. Coke fueled furnace created to make easier way to produce cast iron.
  • Thomas Malthus

    1. Developed theory of population growth
    2. Was a professor of history and political economy
  • General Motors

    1. Offered answers to an increasingly eco-conscious world
    2. Created engines that could run on low-leaded or unleaded gasoline
  • World War II

    1. Germany invaded Poland, which sparked the war
    2. More than 60million people lost their lives
  • Agricultural Revolution

    1. Increase in agricultural productivity and improvements in farm technology
    2. Plow was created
  • Chernobyl

    1. Explosion in nuclear power plant in Ukraine
    2. 30 people died total
  • Exxon Valdez

    1. The oil tanker struck Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska.
    2. It spilled more than 11 million gallons of crude oil.
  • Persian Gulf War

    1. Bush declared a ceasefire, ending the Gulf war.
    2. U.S. led air offensive hit Iraqi’s air defensives, known as operation Desert Storm.
  • China’s Three Gorges Dam

    1. Forced relocation of 1.4 million people
    2. Went into operation at a cost of $22.5 billion
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    1. CCC, also known as Roosevelt’s Tree Army
    2. Renewed the nations decimated forests by planting 3 billion trees
  • 9/11

    1. Over 3,000 people killed
    2. Respiratory illnesses from buildings dust
  • “An Inconvenient Truth”

    1. Film made to educate citizens about global warming
    2. Film made $49 million
  • BP Gulf Oil Spill

    1. Explosion of the Transocean Deep water Horizon rig lead to the oil spill
    2. Second largest spill in world history
  • Rainbow Warrior

    1. The original Rainbow Warrior was bombed in 1985
    2. One of the most environmentally friendly ships (Greenpeace)