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Important People to Environmental Science
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Has conducted a 45 year study on Chimpanzees plus a lot more...
Argues for the economic benefits of continuous population growth. Thinks that human ingenuity and development are our ultimate resources.
His essay on the principle of population says that all living things reproduce more than the land can support.
A hiking trail running through the southeast is named for him.
Deeply spiritual environmentalist - founder of the Sierra Club
First chief of the US Forest Service - Father of American conservationism
President who preserved 150 National Parks!
Black and White nature photographer and environmentalist
Director of NY zoological park; saved the American Bison
His famous book led to the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and the Meat Inspection Act (1906)
He made us aware that soil erosion is a serious issue.
Wrote Man and Nature (1864), the 1st modern discussion of environmental problems.
George Perkins Marsh
He wrote Sand County Almanac, one of most respected books on the environment ever published.
He wrote Birds of America in which he painted, categorized, and described the birds of North America
John Jay Audubon
The ant man, very famous conservation biologist and more...
An eco-socialist who claims that capitalistic ideals are responsible for environmental degradation. Came up with 4 laws of ecology.
Organized a group of homemakers to fight the toxic waste in their neighborhood (Love Canal) at local, state, federal levels
He's the minister for Environment Protection in Australia - a really cool bloke.
The first executive director of the Sierra Club - helped save the Grand Canyon from a dam on the Colorado river. An accomplished mountaineer in his youth.
President who created the Department of Energy and encouraged conservation and development of energy resources.
Professors of chemistry in California that discovered that dissolving Chlorofluorocarbons released Chlorine, which degrades ozone.
Molina and Rowland
Contrary to Simon, he thinks that human population growth must be regulated - resources must be used wisely.
As governor, protected record amount of land in California with which Redwood National Park was established.
Greatly publicized global climate change as a direct consequence of human action through a movie showing a series of lectures of his climate change research.
Declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument; Refused to support Kyoto Protocol
George W. Bush
Wrote The Ecology of Commerce, on the impact of commerce on living systems and founded some of our 1st natural food companies.
International agricultural analyst for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
With her famous book, Silent Spring, she warned about the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides.
His essay "Tragedy of the Commons" shaped the way we manage our renewable resources.
Received Nobel Peace prize (1970) for bringing high-yielding, disease resistant wheat crops to starving nations.
Left-wing, Green politician who has run for president 4 times. He was instrumental in establishing the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the EPA, and the Resource Allocation Alliance.
Founder of the occupational health field - which was especially important during the rise of the industrial revolution.
His goal was to discover simple living and self-sufficiency - which he tried to do on Walden Pond.
Henry D. Thoreau
Established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which planted trees, built dams for hydroelectric power, expanded national parks, wildlife refuges...
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Political cartoonist who founded the National Wildlife Federation (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and passed the Duck Stamp Act.
Jay Norwood Darling
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