Our Choice: A Plan To Solve The Climate Crisis

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Questions related to "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis" by Al Gore.


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  • 1. 
    According to Al Gore, which one of the following could be the biggest source of energy in the world if better understood?
    • A. 

      Wind energy

    • B. 

      Solar energy

    • C. 

      Geothermal energy

    • D. 

      Ethanol

  • 2. 
    Which of the following energy sources releases the most CO2 into the atmosphere?
    • A. 

      Coal

    • B. 

      Wood

    • C. 

      Oil

    • D. 

      Gas

  • 3. 
    Which of these countries receives more than three quarters of its power from nuclear energy?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Ukraine

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Argentina

    • E. 

      China

  • 4. 
  • 5. 
    Which of the following countries ranks first in the share of its energy that comes from wind?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Denmark

    • D. 

      United Kingdom

    • E. 

      Israel

  • 6. 
    Which U.S. state has maintained the lowest increase in electricity consumption over the last three decades?
    • A. 

      Ohio

    • B. 

      North Carolina

    • C. 

      Wyoming

    • D. 

      California

    • E. 

      Washington

  • 7. 
    By how much did the world's population grow from 1900 to 2000?
    • A. 

      29.4 million

    • B. 

      134.8 million

    • C. 

      1.2 billion

    • D. 

      2.7 billion

    • E. 

      4.2 billion

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      New York City, USA

    • B. 

      Tokyo, Japan

    • C. 

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • D. 

      Lagos, Nigeria

    • E. 

      Beijing, China

  • 9. 
    How can improving women's girls' education around the world help combat global warming?
  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the fastest growing source of energy in the world today?
    • A. 

      Wind

    • B. 

      Coal

    • C. 

      Solar

    • D. 

      Oil

    • E. 

      Corn

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is considered by energy experts to be the LEAST efficient source of power?
    • A. 

      Petroleum

    • B. 

      Corn-based ethanol

    • C. 

      Wind energy

    • D. 

      Oil palm biodiesel

  • 12. 
    In what year did oil prices reach their all-time high?
    • A. 

      1977

    • B. 

      1981

    • C. 

      1998

    • D. 

      2001

    • E. 

      2008

  • 13. 
    Behind China and the United States, what two countries are the next largest contributors to global warming? (Check two answers.)
    • A. 

      Mexico

    • B. 

      Brazil

    • C. 

      Russia

    • D. 

      Japan

    • E. 

      Indonesia

  • 14. 
    What does GPI stand for?
    • A. 

      Gross Property Initiatives

    • B. 

      Gross Premium Investments

    • C. 

      Genuine Progress Indicator

    • D. 

      Gerald's Pretty Igloo

    • E. 

      Gaugeable Personal Income

  • 15. 
    True or False: The average length of investors' market holdings as increased significantly over the past 50 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    In what month do Americans use the most energy in their homes?
    • A. 

      May

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      September

    • D. 

      November

    • E. 

      December

  • 17. 
    What is "passive solar energy" and how can homeowners and landlords take advantage of it?
  • 18. 
    True or False: Plugged in electronics in "off" mode do not use electricity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    As documented by Gore, which of the following is a common argument put forth opponents of climate change legislation?
    • A. 

      A closer look at satellite measurements reveals the earth's atmosphere is in fact cooling.

    • B. 

      Global warming appears to be happening, but its effects will prove to be enjoyable for most people.

    • C. 

      Even if global warming is real, the economic and lifestyle costs of fighting it will be worse than the predicted climate change itself.

    • D. 

      Global warming is real, but it is the result of natural trends in the earth's atmosphere, not human activity.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following ideas has been proposed by credentialed scientists as strategies to tackle climate change?
    • A. 

      Placing billions of strips of tin foil into orbit around the earth to reflect sunlight away from the planet.

    • B. 

      Erecting a giant shield to be orbited around the sun that would partially shade the earth from solar rays.

    • C. 

      Artificially releasing large amounts of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, as volcanoes do upon eruption, to counteract the carbon dioxide responsible for heating the planet.

    • D. 

      Initiating massive plankton booms in parts areas of the ocean to help the sea absorb more CO2.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 21. 
    According to Gore, which of the following is the most critical step that must be taken to combat climate change?
    • A. 

      Greater use of mass transportation by urban commuters.

    • B. 

      International agreements and legislation by governments to put a price on carbon emissions.

    • C. 

      Broader consumer acceptance of energy-efficient products, such as hybrid vehicles and LED light bulbs.

    • D. 

      Continued growth of the locally grown food movement and a shift towards vegetarianism.

    • E. 

      A large reduction in cigarette smoking.