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Global Climate Change <Intro
Scientists representing the UN's International Panel on Climate Change predict that by the end of the century temperatures could rise by as much as:
  A: 3°C
  B: 5°C
  C: 5.8°C
  D: 6.5°C
What has been the average global temperature change over the last 100 years?
  A: An increase of about 2°C
  B: An increase of about 1°C
  C: An increase of about 0.5°C
  D: A decrease of about 1°C
The greenhouse effect refers to:
  A: A global temperature increase due to the number of greenhouses being built, especially in the industrialised world
  B: A naturally-occurring process which keeps the Earth warm enough for life to be possible
  C: The increased amount of carbon dioxide and other gases that humans have emitted in the last 100 years, which contribute to global warming
  D: The ozone layer, which allows heat to pass through to the Earth, but not to escape
By how much has sea level risen in the last century?
  A: 0 - 5 cm
  B: 10 - 15 cm
  C: 15 - 20 cm
  D: 25 - 35 cm
What is the Earth's average temperature?
  A: 11°C
  B: 15°C
  C: 19°C
  D: 22°C
Carbon dioxide accounts for what percentage of greenhouse gas emissions:
  A: 25%
  B: 34%
  C: 63%
  D: 78%
In the United States, average greenhouse gas emissions per person in 1995 were:
  A: 2 tonnes
  B: 3.5 tonnes
  C: 5.2 tonnes
  D: 6.6 tonnes
In Switzerland, average greenhouse gas emissions per person in 1995 were:
  A: 2 tonnes
  B: 3.5 tonnes
  C: 5.2 tonnes
  D: 6.6 tonnes
The Kyoto protocol commits countries in the developed world to cut greenhouse emissions by 2012 by:
  A: 5% below 1990 levels
  B: 25% below 1990 levels
  C: 30% below 1990 levels
  D: 60% below 1990 levels
Scientists say if we continue to emit greenhouse gases at current rates, over the next 80 years there is likely to be:
  A: A substantial dieback of tropical forests, especially in South America and southern Africa
  B: Increased cereal yields in North America, China and Argentina
  C: Less water in rivers in Australia, India, Europe and the Middle East
  D: All of the above
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