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Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?CorrectIncorrect
Which one of the following statements about Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) is FALSE?CorrectIncorrect
For at least the last 600,000 years leading up to the Industrial Revolution, the concentration of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere has not exceeded…CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is closest to the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere today (as measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory)?CorrectIncorrect
Global average temperatures have increased by __ degrees since the Industrial Revolution.CorrectIncorrect
Global average temperatures have already increased by 1° C (1.8° F) since the Industrial Revolution. The maximum additional amount of global warming that is considered “safe” is __.CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following is NOT a source of atmospheric carbon?CorrectIncorrect
The cumulative amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted since the start of the industrial revolution is closely tied to the 1.5C of warming that has already occurred. Including the burning of fossil fuels, in addition to emissions related to land use, rank the following countries in order of total historical emissions.
- United States
Which of the following is NOT a significant source of emissions?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following statements is TRUE?CorrectIncorrect
Rank these actions in order of their impact on emissions reductions globally (in terms of Gigatons CO2 Equivalent Reduced over a 30 year period).
- A rise in electric car ownership to 20 percent of total passenger miles driven
- A 3000% increase in distributed solar photovoltaic systems (ie; rooftop solar) by 2050
- A 50–75 percent reduction of food waste from current levels
- Increasing average worldwide recycling rate from today's rate of about 50% to 68%
- Restoring around 50% of degraded or deforested tropical forest
Which of the following statements about global warming is FALSE?CorrectIncorrect