How much do you know about climate change?

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Test your knowledge on the science behind climate change.

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Question 1

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The greenhouse effect is caused by…
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  • Greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere absorbing solar radiation
  • Greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere absorbing radiation from the Earth's surface, and preventing much of it escaping into space
  • Too much heat in the atmosphere
  • Too much sunshine reaching Earth

Question 2

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Which of these natural events affect the climate?
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  • Thawing permafrost
  • The path of the Earth around the sun
  • Volcanic eruptions

Question 3

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Carbon dioxide is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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[blank_start]Trichlorofluoromethane[blank_end] was not present in the atmosphere in pre-industrial times (before 1750)
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  • Carbon dioxide
  • Trichlorofluoromethane
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Methane

Question 5

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Which of the following changes in climate has NOT already occurred?
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  • 0.74°C increase in average global temperature over the last century
  • 0.17m rise in sea level during the 20th century
  • A decrease in the sea ice around Antarctica
  • Fewer cold days and frosts, and more frequent heatwaves over the last 50 years

Question 6

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[blank_start]Australia[blank_end] has the highest per capita carbon dioxide emissions.
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  • United States
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Australia
  • China

Question 7

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Energy supply contributes the most to carbon emissions globally.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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In research published in Naturescientists claim we have a good chance of stabilising global warming below 2°C if the world's total carbon dioxide emissions from 2000 to 2050 don't exceed 1,000 billion tonnes. How much carbon dioxide did we emit between 2000 and 2006?
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  • 1,000 billion tonnes
  • 234 billion tonnes
  • 146 billion tonne
  • 94 billion tonnes

Question 9

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Australia emitted 597 million tonnes of greenhouse gas in 2007. We could cut up to 110 million tonnes off our annual emissions by greater [blank_start]energy[blank_end] efficiency in industry and more energy efficient [blank_start]buildings[blank_end].
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  • energy
  • buildings

Question 10

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Which of the following is NOT expected to happen in Australia as a result of global warming?
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  • Central Australia will become drier and have more frequent and severe droughts
  • Perth will have between 29 to 38 days above 35°C a year by 2030
  • Canberra will have between 26 and 29 days of extreme fire danger by 2020
  • Tasmania will become a tropical island
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