Environmental History Timeline Worksheet by jamesdauray

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BC-1200 A.D.

   1.   How much air pollution was there? Where did it come from?


   2. How much water pollution was there? Where did it come from?


   3. How did humans get most of the energy they needed to survive?


   4. Was conservation being practiced anywhere in the world? How?


   5. Why was lead poisoning a problem?


Middle Ages and Renaissance

   6.   How much water pollution was there?


   7. How much wood was being harvested? What effects was this having?


   8. In what ways was disease affecting the world?




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Enlightenment

   9.   What causes did people begin to take up to improve the world?


   10. What did Thomas Malthus predict?


   11. Give examples of new pollution affecting the world.


   12. Why did sanitation become so important?


   13. How was the air pollution at this time?


   14. How was the water pollution at this time?


   15. What happened when the “Mother of the Forest” was cut down?


Progressive Era

   16. What types of reforms were occurring?


   17. What did Theodore Roosevelt fight for?


   18. What new organizations were formed?


1920s and 1930s

   19. What was the purpose of the National Coast Anti-Pollution League?


   20. What type of gasoline was used for the first autos?


   21. What was the chemurgy movement fighting for?


1940s and 1950s

   22. What lead people to believe there was a air pollution crisis?




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1960s and 1970s

   23. What was the “burning river?”


   24. What is the name of Rachel Carson’s book that started modern environmentalism?


1970-1980

   25. What government agency is founded?


   26. How was air pollution reduced?


   27. How was water pollution reduced?


   28. What two new sources of pollution begin causing concern?


1980-1990

   29. What major disasters occurred during this time?


   30. What two major issues involving the Earth’s atmosphere arise?


1990-2000

   31. How did the Gulf War create pollution?


   32. What does China construct that causes much controversy?


2000-Present

   33. What final act did President Clinton sign into law?


   34. How does the Bush presidency handle global warming and climate change?


   35. How does the world react to leaded gasoline?




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