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1780s Thomas Malthus
1890 U.S. Government declares frontier closed
1891 Forest Reserve Act (1891)
1892 John Muir (1892), preservationist
1892 Sierra Club
1900 Lacey Act (1900)
1900-1909 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (early 1901-1909 The Golden Age of Conservation)
1902 Reclamation Act (1902)
1905 Audobon Society, founding of (1905)
1905 Gifford Pinchot (1905)
1906 Antiquities Act (1906)
1908 Svante Arhenius (1908)
1910 Alice Hamilton (1910?)
1916 Woodrow Wilson and National Park Service Act (1916)
1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)
1930s Franklin D. Roosevelt (early 1930s stuff … think history class!)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (1933?)
1934 Dust Bowl begins in Midwest (1934)
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Kyoto Protocol (1997)
By: Meghan Robinson
By: Ashley Miller
Requires 55 Industrialized countries. Developed and developing countries can participate as well.
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement that binds industrialized countries to reduce their Green House Gas emmissions to help reduce climate change.
The Goal of the Protocol is to reduce world emmissions of GHG by 5.2% below the total emmissions in 1990.
There are three Kyoto mechanisms for meeting targets: Emissions Trading (“carbon market”), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), and Joint Implementation.
allows countries that have extra emissions units to sell them to countries that are over their targets.
Clean Development Mechanism
allows countries to start projects for emission’s reduction in developing countries and this will count towards meeting their target.
allows countries to earn emission reduction units from projects in another county equivalent to one ton of CO2 that can then be counted towards meeting the country’s target.
Help stimulate green investment in a cost effective manner.
The protocol countries’ actual emissions must be monitored very closely and all trades must be accurately recorded.
the kyoto protocol
When & Where?
Adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on December 11th 1997 and open for signature on this date. Actually put into action February 16th 2005.
This protocol is an important first step towards lowering
emissions and creates the structure for international agreements on climate change in the future.
by: Chaitanya Kanitkar
Kyoto Protocol is a set of rules for member countries aimed to help fight climate change.
Member countries are committed to the reduction of four main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and sulphur hexafluoride.
Each country is also required to send an annual report of all greenhouse gas emissions form the country under the protocol.
One of the greatest problems with the protocol is that the United States of America has not ratified the treaty. This is a major problem since the U.S contributes to a major part of the worlds greenhouse emissions.
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