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Transcript of Environment

Technological (cell phones, batteries)
Magnesium Corp of America
Biological (Decaying bodies)
Polluted Water (Acid Rain)
Global Warming
Resource wars
Natural Disasters
Greenhouse Gases
Average temperature of 59 degrees F.
Too much CO2 and other gases can heat up the planet exponentially.
Industrialization, deforestation, and pollution- Release gases
Seas could rise between 7 and 23 inches
ground-level ozone=bad
ozone can spread with wind
stratospheric ozone

Global Overview
From 1945 to modern times we see a change in the way humans interacted with the environment. Humans switched to infinite sources of energy, the hole in the ozone became larger, and species of animals and plants became extinct. During the late 60s and beyond, humans implemented reforms to try to conserve the environment.
Multiple Choice
1) Which of the following does not cause pollution?
a) cell phones
b) fruits & vegetables
c) decaying bodies
d) plastic
2) By how can seas rise due to Global Warming?
a) 9- 10 in.
b) 4-5 in.
c) 0-2 ft
d) 7-23 in.
3) Of the countries listed, which consumes the most coal?
a) India
b) Brazil
c) Russia
d) UK
4) Which fossil fuel is least used in power plants?
a) Coal
b) Nucleur Energy
c) Petroleum
d) natural gas
5) What is not true about the Ozone?
a) destroyed by CFCs
b) can spread with wind
c) allows radiation to cause skin cancer
d) is developed with atomic chlorine

Atom Bombs dropped
Aug 6, 9 1945
Donora, Penn smog incident:
20 die, 600 hospitalized
New York's smog incident kills 1953
between 170 and 240 people
International Air Pollution Congress 1955
Is held in NY
California becomes first to impose 1959
automotive emissions standards
Rachel Carson's
Silent Spring
is published
Congress creates National Wilderness 1964
Preservation System

Santa Barbara oil well blowout off the 1969
Santa Barbara coast of California spills
235,000 gallons of oil and covers 30
miles of beach with tar.

The first nationwide Earth Day celebration April 22, 1970

Congress passes numerous 1976
environmental laws.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
(RCRA) to regulate hazardous waste and
Federal Land Policy Management Act
Whale Conservation and Protective
Study Act
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
required testing for health and
environmental effects prior to a
chemicals manufacture or distribution.

British scientist Joe Farman publishes 1985
discovery of ozone hole over Antarctica

Chernobyl nuclear reactor explodes and April 26, 1986
goes into a full-scale melt-down in Ukraine

Survey of satellite images finds that 2002
Mexico lost almost 3 million acres of
forest and jungle each year between
1993 and 2000

Al Gore releases An Inconvenient Truth, 2006
a documentary that describes global warming

BP oil tanker explodes 2010

Hurricane Sandy 2012
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