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  1. A mudflow destroyed the city of Herculaneum
    79
  2. Construction began on the Leaning Tower of Pisa
    1174
  3. James Hutton presented the rock cycle to the Royal Society of Edinburgh
    1785
  4. James Hutton published his book Theory of the Earth
    1795
  5. Global population reached 1 billion
    1804
  6. A volcanic eruption at Tambora released massive quantities of ash
    1815
  7. Alfred Wegener first proposed the theory of continental drift
    1910
  8. An earthquake triggered a landslide in Kansu, China
    1920
  9. United States farmers plowed 5 million new acres of land
    1925 to 1930
  10. Global population reached 2 billion
    1927
  11. Alfred Wegener died
    1930
  12. Drought first prompted use of the High Plains aquifer for irrigation; Philip Kuenen discovered the strength of turbidity currents; wind erosion damages the Great Plains during the Dust Bowl
    1930s
  13. The Dust Bowl began; United States farmers produced record crop levels; Pacific Ocean temperatures dropped
    1931
  14. 14 dust storms recorded in the United States
    1932
  15. 40 dust storms recorded in the United States; President Roosevelt issued first farming and mortgage relief act
    1933
  16. United States government introduced numerous new programs, including the Farm Security Administration and the Works Progress Administration
    1933 to 1935
  17. Due to the Dust Bowl, 35 million acres of farmland laid useless and ruined; Taylor Grazing Act secured land for federal protection
    1934
  18. The Dust Bowl ended
    1939
  19. Increased precipitation and improved economic conditions helped end the Dust Bowl
    1940s
  20. Oil drilling began in the Ghawar oil fields in Saudi Arabia
    1948
  21. Drought once again prompted use of the High Plains aquifer for irrigation; the phenomenon of paleomagnetism was discovered
    1950s
  22. M. King Hubbert predicted oil production in the United States would start declining in the early 1970s
    1956
  23. An earthquake triggered a landslide in Madison Canyon in Montana
    1959
  24. The United States started the Deep-Sea Drilling Program; the scientific community accepted the theory of plate tectonics; paleomagnetic bands in the ocean floor provided evidence for plate tectonics
    1960s
  25. A landslide into the Vaiont Reservoir triggered massive waves
    1963
  26. Earthquakes in Alaska triggered landslides throughout the state
    1964
  27. Earthquakes in British Colombia triggered the Hope Mountain landslides
    1965
  28. Mine waste fell in a landslide in Aberfan, Wales
    1966
  29. A landslide occurred during the construction of the Libby dam in Montana
    1967
  30. An intense storm triggered landslides in Brazil
    January 1967
  31. An offshore drilling platform released oil onto the beaches of Santa Barbara, California
    1969
  32. Oil production in the United States peaked; companies attempted to mine the oil shales in Utah
    1970s
  33. Coal mine wastes in a dam broke loose and triggered a landslide in Buffalo Hallow, West Virginia
    1972
  34. Global population reached 4 billion
    1974
  35. United States increased coal consumption in response to elevated oil prices
    1975
  36. A well near the Yucatan coast blew out, releasing oil into the Gulf of Mexico
    1979
  37. Companies abandoned the oil shales in Utah
    1980s
  38. Severe soil erosion occurred in Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Montana
    1982
  39. Selenium levels caused issues with fish and waterfowl in the San Joaquin Valley; a landslide in Utah caused 200 million dollars of damage
    1983
  40. The oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran ashore in Alaska
    1989
  41. Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines
    June 1991
  42. 1.3 million new homes began construction in the United States
    1992
  43. U.S. Geological Survey predicted that total available oil resources are double the current known reserves
    2000
  44. The United States consumed 97 quadrillion Btu of energy; 6.8 gigatons of carbon released through energy consumption worldwide
    2001
  45. Worldwide oil production reached 30 billion barrels
    2004
  46. Global population reached 6.8 billion; global energy consumption reached 460 quads
    2007
  47. Colin Campbell predicted world oil production will begin to decline soon after this year
    2010
  48. Global population expected to reach 8 billion
    2028
  49. Production from Alberta’s tar sands could supply 5% of the world’s oil demand
    2030
  50. Global population is expected to reach 12.5 billion
    2050

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