How the humanity saved the Earth
June 4, 1916
.The man that started it all was born. His name is Gaylord Nelson.
The step in helping Earth happened when Rachel Carson published Silent Spring which was about excess pesticide use. This raised public awarness on the health of the environment
Senator Nelson and John F. Kennedy tour the world to raise awarness on environmental issues.
Chemical waste caught fire in the Cuyahoga River, telling humans that their industry damages the Earth
Vietnam War Protest
Gaylord Nelson announced ideas for Earth Day because of Vietnam War protesters.
April 20, 1970
20 million people think Nelson's idea is good and start doing Earth Day activities.
Natural Resources Defense Council founded. They protect America's air, water, and land from pollution and corporate greed
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency logo
President Richard Nixon made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect human health and the natural environment
Greenpeace is a non-governmental orginazation fights environmental issues like global warming was founded in 1971.
Congress passed the Clean Water Act (1972) and the Endangered Species Act (1973)
Gaylord Nelson's 4 year term in the Senate ends. He goes to become a counseler for the Wilderness Society
Nelson and Clinton
Gaylord Nelson recieves a Presidental Medal of Freedom from his work.
Earth Day in other countries
30th anniversary of Earth Day is celebrated in more than 184 countries.
June 3, 2005
Gaylord Nelson dies at 87 years old. He helped change the world for the better, and little did he know, but he will inderectly ,make great things heppen
Climate Rally Signs
A Climate Rally and Concert was held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day
The United Nations hold a climate change conference in Paris from November 30 to December 12.
Edible water bottles and edible untensils are made and are a huge success. They are an alternative for plastic and don't make excess trash.
An electric car
Sales of electric cars overtake diesal cars after and electric cars could charge faster and became more efficient.
471 billion usd in property damage from category 5 Hurricane McKinley
Global warming slows down by 14% after a world record hurricane decimates Southeast Aisa. People see the affects of global warming and make efforts to stop it.
Not a real fusion reactor. Display purposes only.
Fusion power is discovered as an alternative to fossil fuels. It's reliable and safe and produces a ton of energy.
Nanobots cleaning up trash
Nanobots are made to clean up all sorts of trash human have around. It is predicted to clean up 99% of trash in 7 years