Agriculture And Climate Change

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Agriculture And Climate Change - Quiz

Agriculture has a huge affect on climate change between land use, chemical use, water use, and emissions. Sources have found that if every person in America became a "semi-vegetarian", it could significantly cut these emissions, due to less production of meat.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What source of livestock production accounts for the highest carbon emission rates?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Cow dairy

    • C.

      Beef

    • D.

      Pork

    Correct Answer
    C. Beef
    Explanation
    Beef production alone accounts for 41% of carbon emissions from livestock.

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  • 2. 

    Would you become a semi-vegetarian?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      Maybe

    • C.

      I would consider it, but probably not

    • D.

      No

    • E.

      I am already a vegetarian/vegan/other

    Explanation
    This question is asking if the person would consider becoming a semi-vegetarian. The answer options include "Yes," "Maybe," "No," "I am already a vegetarian/vegan/other," and "I would consider it, but probably not." The correct answer cannot be determined without knowing the individual's personal preferences and beliefs.

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  • 3. 

    Agricultural processes emit more carbon dioxide than all road transportation.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Agriculture emits 13.8% of carbon emissions, while road transport emits about 10.5%.

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  • 4. 

    What percentage of total methane emissions is from agricultural processes?

    • A.

      98%

    • B.

      54%

    • C.

      29%

    • D.

      11%

    Correct Answer
    B. 54%
    Explanation
    Methane (CH4) is one of the most detrimental chemical emissions, since it can trap up to 39 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide.

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  • 5. 

    How much of America's consumptive water is used for agricultural purposes?

    • A.

      80%

    • B.

      60%

    • C.

      25%

    • D.

      45%

    Correct Answer
    A. 80%
    Explanation
    80% of the United States' drinking water is used towards agriculture. Even more so in the western states, where 90% of the available drinking water goes towards agriculture.

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