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Arts and Humanities
17.4 - The Social Revolution (Environmentalism)
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Cuyahoga River Fires
Fires that took place when oil and other flammable pollutants in the major river in Cleveland ignited. They occurred multiple times, the largest in 1952. In 1969, it was featured on the cover of Time Magazine and helped focus national attention on the problem of pollution.
Scientist who wrote Silent Spring about the dangers of pesticides and launched the modern environmental movement.
Book written by Rachel Carson about the dangers of pesticides. The book helped launch the modern environmental movement.
Pesticide that can case fatal problems in animals, especially birds, after it has been washed into rivers and lakes. It was the subject of Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring and was banned shortly after the book's publication.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Government agency responsible for enforcing laws designed to protect the environment.
Lady Bird Johnson
First lady and white of President Lyndon Johnson. She promoted education and environmental legislation. She is famous for declaring "where flowers bloom, so does hope."
Clean Air Act
Law passed in the 1960s that regulates air pollution.
Clean Water Act
Law passed in the 1960s that regulates water population.
March 21. First observed in 1971, it is a day to focus on the environment.
Cartoon character created in the 1970s to encourage children not to litter.
Environmental organization that is famous for direct action campaigns such as interfering with whaling ships.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Largest non-profit environmental protection organization in the world.
Chemical that prevents solar energy from leaving the atmosphere and consequently leads to a gradual warming of the overall temperature of the planet. Carbon dioxide is the most famous.
The slow processes of increasing the Earth's average temperature. It is due to human activity and could lead to major changes in weather, sea level, and other natural processes.
International agreement signed in 1997 that established as framework for future greenhouse gas emissions reduction treaties.
Follow-up treaty to the Kyoto Protocol that sets greenhouse gas emissions targets beginning in 2020.
The belief that global warming is not happening or that it will not result in significant changes. It is an idea first promoted by businesses that will suffer if limits are place on greenhouse gas emissions.
Former Vice President who has dedicated himself to fighting to protect the environment. He wrote An Inconvenient Truth.
An Inconvenient Truth
Book by former Vice President Al Gore about climate change.
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