Are Your Political Views Taking A Toll On The Environment?

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Are Your Political Views Taking A Toll On The Environment?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How would you identify your political views?
    • A. 

      Democratic

    • B. 

      Republican

    • C. 

      Moderate

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 2. 
    The Theory of Selective Exposure states that: As an individual, you seek out sources of media that align with your predispositions. Do you think that you abide by this theory? (6)
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    From which source do you obtain most of your knowledge about current events?
    • A. 

      FOX News

    • B. 

      CNN

    • C. 

      KATU News (or some other local news channel)

    • D. 

      PBS

    • E. 

      Other

  • 4. 
    The comment posted on Twitter by President Donald Trump in 2012 that states "climate change was created by the Chinese to suppress the U.S. economy" is utterly... (2)‚Äč
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the driving force behind global climate change? (1)
    • A. 

      Climate change? There is no climate change

    • B. 

      The climate change we see today is simply a result of natural vairaitions in Earth's temperature

    • C. 

      Climate change is simply driven by the over-use of fossil fuels

    • D. 

      Climate change is a result of the greenhouse gas effect, which is exacberbated by human activity

  • 6. 
    Below is a list of atmospheric gases. Check all boxes that you believe to be greenhouse gases. (1)
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Nitrogen

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Argon

    • E. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • F. 

      Oxygen

    • G. 

      Water Vapor

  • 7. 
    If humans completely halted global greenhouse gas emissions, it would take at least 1,000 years for the climate to revert back to it's normal state. (1)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Below is a list of issues that are facing the global environment today. Check all boxes that correctly describe an effect of climate change. (1)
    • A. 

      Ocean levels have risen

    • B. 

      Ocean pH has decreased

    • C. 

      Arctic sea ice is increasing during the summer months

    • D. 

      Some areas of the globe are now experiencing increased and more frequent rainfall

    • E. 

      Coral reefs are now thriving due to the increase in ocean temperature

  • 9. 
    Agriculture/deforestation is the second leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions globally. (1)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Should we take action to mitigate the effects of climate change?
    • A. 

      Yes! We must take action right away to save our planet for future generations to come.

    • B. 

      Even if we did something to help, at this point climate change is irreversible. Why should we waste our time?

    • C. 

      We could probably do something about it.

    • D. 

      Why would we need to do something? Climate change isn't real.

    • E. 

      We need to take action for sure, but we have bigger problems to worry about first...like improving the economy.

  • 11. 
    If a government official showed up at your door and told you that they were going to take a portion of your land to construct and integrate a solar panel energy system to power your town (and they of course offered you compensation), how would you react? (1)
    • A. 

      No way! This is my land! Who needs solar energy anyway?

    • B. 

      I'm not happy that your taking my land, but I want to help the environment, so I guess it's okay!

    • C. 

      Yes! I'm all for a renewable source of energy that helps reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases. And after it's installed it will be a virtually a free source of energy!

    • D. 

      As long as I get some money I'll be happy. I didn't really need the extra land anyway.

  • 12. 
    President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to rid the U.S. of the "Clean Power Plan," a regulation set in place by previous President Barack Obama to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. by about 40% in the next 15 years. What is your opinion of this? (5)
    • A. 

      This executive order is necessary to improve our economy, create jobs, and help keep electricity affordable

    • B. 

      This executive order seems like a stepbackward in the fight against climate change

    • C. 

      I don't really care to be honest

    • D. 

      This is completely devastating! Without action, the negative effects of climate change will continue to get worse. Think of the polar bears!

  • 13. 
    Trump recently appointed a man by the name of Scott Pruitt to serve as the new chief of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Pruitt is a great candidate for this position because he fully believes that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, and will do whatever it takes to protect the environment! (5)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Lastly, what is your overall opinion on the issue climate change?
    • A. 

      I don't believe that it is real

    • B. 

      It is a huge problem facing the world today

    • C. 

      I am indifferent to it

    • D. 

      I don't think we are doing enough as a nation to mitigate it's effects

    • E. 

      I just want the polar bears to be okay