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Global Warming Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Global warming trivia questions with answers about climate change.


Global Warming Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Global warming refers to a rise in the average temperature of what?
A: Earth's climate system including ocean and air temperatures.

Since 1971, 90% of the global warming has occurred in the what?
A: Oceans.

Since the early 20th century, the global average surface temperature of the earth has increased about 1.4 °F with about how much of the increase occurring since 1980.
A: Two-thirds.

For the last three decades the earth has been successively warmer at the surface than any preceding decade since when?
A: 1850.

In its fourth assessment of the relevant scientific literature, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change stated that scientists were more than 90% certain that global warming was being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by what?
A: Human activities

In 2013, the IPCC stated that the largest driver of global warming is carbon dioxide emissions released by things like what?
A: Burning fossil fuels and deforestation.

Climate change impacts will vary from region to region around the earth and will include a rise in sea levels , changes in precipitation, and probable expansion of what?
A: Subtropical deserts.


Where on the planet is warming expected to be strongest?
A: In the Arctic.

Probable effects of global warming include more frequent extreme weather like heat waves, droughts, floods and ocean what?
A: acidification.

The effects of climate change that are significant to humans include food security from decreasing crop yields and the loss of habitat from what?
A: Inundation.

Potential responses to global warming include mitigation by emissions reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to its effects, and perhaps what?
A: Climate engineering.

Most countries are parties to (UNFCCC),[21] whose what is the ultimate objective for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change?
A: To prevent dangerous human-induced climate change.

Between 2000 and 2010, how much did greenhouse gas emissions grow?
A: 2.2% per year.

The warming temperature record is consistent with a wide range of documented observations, by numerous independent what?
A: Scientific groups.


Since water expands as it warms, what does global warming cause?
A: Sea level rise.

2005 and 2010 tied for the earth's "what" since late 19th century?
A: Warmest year.

The process of absorption and emission of infrared radiation by gases in the earth's atmosphere that warms its atmosphere and surface is called what?
A: The greenhouse effect.

The greenhouse effect was proposed by who in 1824?
A: Joseph Fourier.

The greenhouse effect was discovered in 1860 by who?
A: John Tyndall.

If the Earth did not have an atmosphere, most of Earths' surface would be how cold?
A: Below freezing.

What are the major greenhouse gases?
A: Water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and ozone.

As of 2007, the concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane have increased by 36% and 148% respectively since what year?

A: 1750.

Carbon dioxide and methane levels in the earth's atmosphere are substantially higher than at any time during the last how many years?
A: 800,000 years.

What have the main drivers been, over the last three decades of the 20th century, to greenhouse gas emissions?
A: Gross domestic product per capita and population growth.

What is global dimming?
A: A gradual reduction in the amount of global direct irradiance at the Earth's surface.

What is the main cause of global dimming?
A: Particulates produced by volcanoes and human made pollutants.

Satellites have been measuring the sun's output accurately since 1978, and the sun's output has not done what?
A: Increased.

If present trends continue, by 2030, in Southern Africa the production of maize could drop by up to how much?
A: 30%.


What is climate engineering?
A: Climate engineering is the deliberate modification of the climate.

Climate engineering has been investigated as a possible response to climate change by what organizations?
A: NASA and the Royal Society.

A study from 2014 concluded the most common climate engineering methods are what?
A: Either ineffective or have possible severe negative side effects.

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