Green Week Quiz 2014

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Climate Quizzes & Trivia

On the theme of the UN's International year of Small Island Developing States and climate change.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Lacking the finances and resources to build new drainage systems and seawalls, residents of Lami Town are restoring coral reefs and mangroves to help prevent flooding and erosion. Which Small Island Developing State is this happening in?
    • A. 

      Jamaica

    • B. 

      Fiji

    • C. 

      Tonga

    • D. 

      Nauru

  • 2. 
    Mangrove forests are made up of trees that live along tropical and subtropical intertidal shorelines. Which of the following benefits do they provide?
    • A. 

      Habitat for oysters, crabs and shrimp, and birds

    • B. 

      Carbon sequestration and storage

    • C. 

      Stabilize shorelines and prevent erosion

    • D. 

      Provide nutrients to neighboring ecosystems such as coral reefs and sea grass beds

    • E. 

      Nursery for juvenile fish

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Restoring natural habitats can in fact be far better than man-made solutions to environmental problems. Every $ spent on restoring mangroves saves approximately how many more times as much in damages than every $ spent on building a sea wall?
    • A. 

      2 times

    • B. 

      3 times

    • C. 

      4 times

    • D. 

      5 times

  • 4. 
    Of the 724 recorded animal extinctions in the past 400 years, approximately what proportion were island species?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 5. 
    Sea levels have been rising and falling for millions of years and the environment has been able to adapt. However, with climate change, sea level rise is happening more quickly than the environment can adapt to.  It has increased from an average of 1.77mm / year over the past century to how much on average / year in the past 2 decades?
    • A. 

      2.24mm / year

    • B. 

      3.05mm / year

    • C. 

      3.22mm / year

    • D. 

      3.44mm / year

  • 6. 
    How much would sea levels need to rise to put the Maldives under water?
    • A. 

      0.5m

    • B. 

      1m

    • C. 

      1.5m

    • D. 

      2m

  • 7. 
    The Caribbean region receives 21 million visitors each year. If it were a single country, where would it rank compared to other countries in terms of visitor number?
    • A. 

      10th highest

    • B. 

      14th highest

    • C. 

      21st highest

    • D. 

      31st highest

  • 8. 
    Which Small Island Developing State was the Dodo endemic to?
    • A. 

      Cook Islands

    • B. 

      Mauritius

    • C. 

      St Lucia

    • D. 

      Trinidad & Tobago

  • 9. 
    Climate change causes coral bleaching to become an annual occurrence. What proportion of Dominica’s corals have they reported have been bleached?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      70%

  • 10. 
    What percentage of global emissions do Small Island Developing States combined annual emissions account for?
    • A. 

    • B. 

      2 %

    • C. 

      2.5 %

    • D. 

      3 %

  • 11. 
    What proportion of the increase in the earth’s temperature in the past 10 years does CO2 account for?
    • A. 

      50 %

    • B. 

      60 %

    • C. 

      85 %

    • D. 

      90 %

  • 12. 
    Research indicates that sea levels might rise by up to 2m by 2100. Which SIDS would become uninhabitable if this happened?
    • A. 

      Maldives

    • B. 

      Kiribati

    • C. 

      Marshall Islands

    • D. 

      Tuvalu

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The 3rd UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 1-4th September 2014 looking at how islands will transition to a more sustainable development path, including adapting to climate change, preserving oceans and developing renewable energy sources. Which island hosted the conference?
    • A. 

      Seychelles

    • B. 

      Suriname

    • C. 

      Cuba

    • D. 

      Samoa

  • 14. 
    For World Environment Day 2014, the UN had the support of 4 celebrities to promote 4 different ways of taking action. Which action was supported by American actor Don Cheadle?
    • A. 

      Saving energy and reducing our carbon dioxide output

    • B. 

      Reducing our food footprint

    • C. 

      Reducing our use of plastics

    • D. 

      Connecting in communities to live greener lives

  • 15. 
    When is Earth Hour 2015?
    • A. 

      28th March 2015

    • B. 

      28th April 2015

    • C. 

      28th May 2015

    • D. 

      28th June 2015