NAME _______________________ Climate Change Questionnaire

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NAME _______________________
Climate Change Questionnaire
1) What does the acronym IPCC stand for?
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
2) Define greenhouse gas:
heat trapping gas
3) What is the most abundant greenhouse gas?
water vapor
4) Which greenhouse gas is of most concern to climate scientist studying warming?
carbon dioxide
5) What element constitutes the bulk of the mass in any single tree?
carbon
6) What was the first creature added to the endangered species list because of human-induced global
warming?
polar bear
TRUE or FALSE
7) The Ozone Hole contributes to global warming. F
8) Global Warming is accelerated by the melting of snow and ice cover surfaces. T
9) Melting of Arctic ice cap will likely result in rising sea levels. F
10) Melting of snow and ice in Antarctica will likely result in rising sea levels. T
MULTIPLE CHOICE
11) Once emitted into the atmosphere, approximately how long does C02 continue to trap out-going
thermal energy?
20, 50, 75, or 100 yrs
100 yrs
12) According to the 2007 IPCC report, how many inches could sea levels rise by 2100?
1-4 inches, 4-7inches, 7-24inches
7-24inches
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