Global Warming Myths And Facts! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Global Warming Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know global warming myths and facts? There are a lot of people today who do not believe that global warming is happening and some of these people do not even do what is needed to protect the environment and stop the rapid climate change. Are you a believer or don’t you believe in climate change? The quiz below will be perfect for you, how about you check it out and see how well you will do.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The earth's temperatures are rising, therefore, global warming is a real phenomenon. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The greenhouse effect is real and contributes to rising global temperatures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following gases do NOT contribute to the greenhouse effect?
    • A. 

      Carbon Dioxide or CO2

    • B. 

      Water vapor or H2O

    • C. 

      Methane or CH4

    • D. 

      Nitrogen N2

  • 4. 
    How much carbon dioxide is found in the earth's atmosphere?
    • A. 

      More than 10%

    • B. 

      2% to 10%

    • C. 

      1%

    • D. 

      Less than 1%

  • 5. 
    In Al Gore's documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," he attributes the main cause of global warming is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Air pollution from factories, cars, and other means of burning fossil fuels

    • B. 

      The greenhouse effect

    • C. 

      Natural variations of the Sun's ouput of energy

    • D. 

      The cause is unknown

  • 6. 
    Some argue that humans are not the only cause of carbon dioxide production but volcanoes. The argument states, "As volcanic eruptions have increased over time, more carbon dioxide has increased over time. Therefore, there are more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere trapping heat energy causing global temperatures to rise." Does the above graph provide data that could be used to support this theory?
    • A. 

      YES, volcanic eruptions have increased over the last century contributing to more CO2 emissions

    • B. 

      NO, volcanic eruptions have gone down overtime and therefore, CO2 amounts have increased b y human impact only

    • C. 

      NO, the volcanic eruption data is too variable to make any logical conclusions

  • 7. 
    Data taken from ice cores reveals that the atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide have never been over 300 ppm. In the 1950's, scientists watched CO2 levels rise above 300 ppm for the first time in earth's history and NOW, nearly reaching 400 ppm. Which of the following statements would this data be supportive of?
    • A. 

      The recent accelerated rise in global temperatures are due to natural cycles of the Sun.

    • B. 

      The recent, accelerated rise in global temperatures are due to human influence, mainly the burning of fossil fuels.

    • C. 

      The rise in CO2 levels in the last one hundred years reveals we have had a tremendous increase in forest fires.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements would be the best conclusion for the data shown in this graph.
    • A. 

      Only natural causes are contributing to rising global temperatures.

    • B. 

      Volcanic emissions in the last thirty years have increased temperatures in the same time period.

    • C. 

      Human causes (anthropogenic) for rising temperatures have had a more significant role in rising temperatures than natural causes in the last thirty years.

    • D. 

      Volcanic and solar causes have not played any role in affecting temperatures over time.

  • 9. 
    According to this graph below, which of the following would be the best conclusion?
    • A. 

      Sea levels have not changed over time

    • B. 

      Sea levels have been going up at the SAME RATE over time

    • C. 

      While sea levels have been rising over time, the rate of rising has increased in the last fifty to seventy years

    • D. 

      We should expect to see a drop in sea levels in the next ten years.

  • 10. 
    Based on the data in the graph below, which of the following would be a safe conclusion?
    • A. 

      Both polar regions are experiencing increases in temperature.

    • B. 

      The north polar region is experiencing greater increases in temperature than the southern pole.

    • C. 

      The southern polar region is experiencing greater temperature increases than the north pole.

  • 11. 
    Scientists anticipate a rise in sea levels worldwide as a result of global warming.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    According to the following graph, what is the main source of energy in the U.S.?
    • A. 

      Fossil Fuels

    • B. 

      Biomass

    • C. 

      Wind Energy

  • 13. 
    According to the graph, one might use this data to support which of the following conclusions?
    • A. 

      Rises in global temperatures could be a result of the increase in sun spots (or release of additional energy by the sun)

    • B. 

      Rises in global temperatures could be a result of increases in volcanic activity.

    • C. 

      Rises in global temperatures could be a result of humans burning more fossil fuels.

  • 14. 
    According to the following chart, sea levels are rising about 2 cm every ten years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Global warming is the same thing as climate change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False