GEOL 106 Lecture Notes - Tetraethyllead, Industrial Revolution, Aral Sea

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1/31/2013 3:13:00 PM
GEOL 106 class #3
How does past E.S.E compare to future ESE?
1.) Scale
past more local/less globa
2.) Intent
in past, regional/global effects were unintended and un anticipated
aral sea shrinking water is being sucked away and it is now changing the
climate because there is no more body of water (they didn’t mean for that to
happen)
Thomas Midgely
He had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in
earth
In 1921 heInvented lead gasoline (tetra ethyl lead reduced engine knocking
In 2930-31 midgley invented Freon, the first if the chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs)
Created ozone hole CFCs break down ozone
Coal/metal Production
Not much in 1800 and has increased dramatically (7000 millions xs more)
since (graph)
Coal mainly Carbon
Burn it with oxygen
Produces carbon dioxide
This is a green house gas that warms the atmosphere
Metal production rises exponentially every year (graph)
Deforestation
Earth Moved:
Total amount of earth moved by humans takes off with industrial revolution
(graph)
Other then humans water moves earth the fastest
World wide total consumption of resources is 60 billion tonnes per year
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