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    Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics   Alfred Wegener, Discovery Plate Tectonics
German climatologist and geophysicist who, in 1915, published as expanded version of his 1912 book The Origin of Continents and Oceans. This work was one of the first to suggest continental drift and plate tectonics. He suggested that a supercontinen...
 
    Chico Mendes, Activist Amazon Rainforest   Chico Mendes, Activist Amazon Rainforest
Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, better known as Chico Mendes, was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and advocated for the human rights of Brazilian peasants and indigenous p...
 
    Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth   Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. is the former 45th Vice President of the United States who served from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is currently an author, businessperson, and American environmental activist who starred in the 2006 docu...
 
     

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