Science For Environment Policy's Green Week Quiz 2013

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Test your knowledge of air pollution science and policy with our quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Air pollution and climate change go hand-in-hand in many ways. Which of the following air pollutants also contribute to global warming? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Black carbon

    • B. 

      Sulphates

    • C. 

      Methane

  • 2. 
    Let's get deeper into some scientific studies now... Childhood exposure to mercury can reduce IQ, which can have knock-on effects for the economy. What do you think is the estimated value of reducing mercury emissions for the global economy?
    • A. 

      €100-150 million

    • B. 

      €1.3-1.6 billion

    • C. 

      No net benefits

  • 3. 
    Air pollution is known to affect the climate and weather. But which of the following statements is true?
    • A. 

      Aerosol pollution over the North Atlantic ocean worsens droughts in Africa.

    • B. 

      Soot and ozone pollution may be responsible for the expansion of the tropics in the northern hemisphere.

    • C. 

      Both statements are true.

  • 4. 
    EU air pollution policies are designed to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants.  But how much are  nitrogen oxide emissions predicted to change by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, as a result of EU policy?
    • A. 

      Reduce by 25%

    • B. 

      Remain the same

    • C. 

      Reduce by 50%