Climate Change

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Climate Change Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is to gauge your current knowledge of global climate change, evidence/observations attributed to global climate change, and human impacts on the global cliamte system.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please enter your First name with last initial, Major(s) of Study, and Year of Study at UNC.
  • 2. 
    There is sufficient evidence evidence to show that worldwide global climate change is occurring.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Increased melting of arctic ice cover, glaciers and mountain snows

    • B. 

      Increased coral reef destruction due to changing ocean conditions

    • C. 

      Decrease in amount/intensity of extreme weather events worldwide (wildfires, heat waves, storms, etc.)

    • D. 

      Rising temperatures in Summer

    • E. 

      Falling temperatures in Winter

    • F. 

      Shorter growing seasons for plants

    • G. 

      Rising sea levels

    • H. 

      Migratory birds traveling shorter distances between summer/winter habitats

  • 4. 
    What additional effects have been projected to occur as global climate change continues?
    • A. 

      Significant changes to coastal communities due to erosion and flooding

    • B. 

      Habitat loss, ecosystem destruction and acidifying oceans will cause the range and distributions of species to change, with over a million species expected to go extinct

    • C. 

      Freshwater and food shortages in some places

    • D. 

      Decrease in insect-borne illnesses

    • E. 

      Increase of extreme weather such as flooding, droughts, heat waves, and powerful storms

    • F. 

      Better air quality in cities

    • G. 

      Disruption of the ocean conveyor belt which could trigger a mini-Ice Age in Western Europe

  • 5. 
    The Greenhouse Effect is a natural process which allows Earth's atmosphere to trap heat and keep the Earth's temperature at a habitable level. This occurs because greenhouse gases in the atmosphere prevent infrared radiation from escaping the atmosphere, producing a global warming effect. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere include:
    • A. 

      Water Vapor

    • B. 

      Carbon Dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrogen

    • D. 

      Methane

    • E. 

      Oxygen

    • F. 

      Argon

    • G. 

      Nitrous Oxide

  • 6. 
    Worldwide, greenhouse gas emissions increased 48% from 1990 to 2008.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, the percentage was lower

    • C. 

      False, the percentage was higher

    • D. 

      False, GHG emissions have not increased

  • 7. 
    Carbon dioxide emissions, primarily from electricity generation and transportation, account for most of the USA’s greenhouse gas production.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    100W light bulb left on for 10 hours burns approximately 1 pound of coal
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False, it burns less coal

    • C. 

      False, it burns more coal