People Important To Environmental Science

35 Questions  I  By Marybeth.knight on December 29, 2010
This quiz reviews 36 famous people who have contributed to our study and understanding of environmental science.

  

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1.  Received Nobel Peace prize (1970) for bringing high-yielding, disease resistant wheat crops to starving nations.
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2.  President who preserved 150 National Parks!
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3.  Deeply spiritual environmentalist - founder of the Sierra Club
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4.  Organized a group of homemakers to fight the toxic waste in their neighborhood (Love Canal) at local, state, federal levels 
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5.  Wrote Man and Nature (1864), the 1st modern discussion of environmental problems.
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6.  With her famous book, Silent Spring, she warned about the indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides.
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7.  International agricultural analyst for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
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8.  Wrote The Ecology of Commerce, on the impact of commerce on living systems and founded some of our 1st natural food companies.
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9.  Professors of chemistry in California that discovered that dissolving Chlorofluorocarbons released Chlorine, which degrades ozone.
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10.  His essay “Tragedy of the Commons” shaped the way we manage our renewable resources.
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11.  Argues for the economic benefits of continuous population growth. Thinks that human ingenuity and development are our ultimate resources.
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12.  Political cartoonist who founded the National Wildlife Federation (US Fish and Wildlife Service) and passed the Duck Stamp Act.
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13.  The ant man and more...
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14.  He wrote Birds of America in which he painted, categorized, and described the birds of North America
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15.  Established the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which planted trees, built dams for hydroelectric power, expanded national parks, wildlife refuges,…
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16.  President who created the Department of Energy and encouraged conservation and development of energy resources.
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17.  His famous book led to the Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and the Meat Inspection Act (1906)
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18.  First chief of the US Forest Service - Father of American conservationism
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19.  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. 
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20.  His goal was to discover simple living and self-sufficiency  - which he tried to do on Walden Pond.
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21.  He wrote Sand County Almanac, one of most respected books on the environment ever published. 
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22.  Founder of the occupational health field - which was especially important during the rise of the industrial revolution. 
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23.  He’s the minister for Environment Protection in Australia – a really cool bloke.
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24.  An eco-socialist  who claims that capitalistic ideals are responsible for environmental degradation. Came up with 4 laws of ecology.
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25.  His essay on the principle of population says that all living things reproduce more than the land can support.
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26.  The first executive director of the Sierra Club - helped save the Grand Canyon from a dam on the Colorado river.
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27.  He made us aware that soil erosion is a serious issue.
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28.  Has conducted a 45 year study on Chimpanzees plus a lot more...
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29.  Director of NY zoological park; Saved the American Bison
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30.  Contrary to Simon, he thinks that human population growth must be regulated - resources must be used wisely. 
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31.  Black and White nature photographer
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32.  As governor, protected record amount of land in California with which Redwood National Park was  established.
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33.  A hiking trail running through the southeast is named for him.
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34.  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.
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35.  Declared the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument. (good)Refused to support the Kyoto Protocol (not so good)
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