The San Francisco Earthquake strikes, and the EPA declares greenhouse gases a 'threat.'
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM
April 18, 1906: The San Francisco Earthquake
causes the destruction of most of the growing city. The quake's damage is considerable, but far worse is the impact of fires caused by severed gas lines and haphazard emergency response.
April 18, 1977:
In a nationally-televised speech
, U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks energy conservation: "We simply must balance our demand for energy with our rapidly shrinking resources. By acting now, we can control our future instead of letting the future control us."
April 18, 2008:
28 percent of respondents to a Gallup Poll say that they have made "major changes"
in their lifestyles in the name of protecting the environment. 17 percent say they have made no changes whatsoever.
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