Industrial

Revolution

The First Industrial Revolution was

the start of the exponential growth

in economy and population through

steam engine and coal.

Key players affecting change in this period was the use of new energy sources such as steam engine and coal.

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Around 1850, steam power was

invented as a way to use coal energy

more efficiently, creating more carbon

dioxide as a greenhouse gas byproduct.

Here, a worker operates a steam engine in 1854.
carbon
dioxide

Coal’s most notorious byproduct is carbon

dioxide. Every million BTUs released from

burning coal releases an average of 208 pounds

of CO2.

Since a ton of coal has 20.025 million BTUs, that means it creates 4,172 pounds of CO2 when it is burned. For reference: running a 100-watt bulb for one year will produce 1,670 pounds of CO2.

Later in the nineteenth century, scientists learned how to generate electricity, and the discovery of oil led to the invention of the internal combustion engine.

Some stats in the years leading

to the 1860s:

Burning through

a lot of coal slowly heats up

everything on earth.

Co2 
levels

Since the Industrial Revolution, atmospheric Co2 levels reached 315 parts per million. Co2 molecules trap heat in the atmosphere.

human
population

With the increasing number of people, there is also an increase in the usage of fossil fuels.

The global human

population has

reached 1.2 billion

It’s starting to get

a little warmer

rising
temerature

The rising levels of carbon dioxide coupled with the increase in population are indicators of an increasing global temperature.

Burning through
a lot of coal

Since the Industrial Revolution began, atmospheric Co2 levels reached 315 parts per million. Co2 molecules trap heat in the atmosphere.

This slowly heats up everything on earth.

The global human poplulation has reached 1.2 billion

With the increasing number of people, there is also an increase in the usage of fossil fuels.

It’s starting to get a little warmer

The rising levels of carbon dioxide coupled with the increase in population are indicators of an increasing global temperature.

This goes on unchecked until much later on, contributing to the slow but steady rise in earth’s temperature.

The global human population has reached 1.2 billion

With the increasing number of people, there is also an increase in the usage of fossil fuels.

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