Global Warming Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Global warming refers to a rise in the average temperature
A: Earth's climate system including ocean and air temperatures.
Since 1971, 90% of the global warming has occurred in the what?
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.
For the last three decades the earth has been successively warmer at the surface than any preceding decade since when?
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.
The effects of climate change that are significant to
humans include food security from decreasing crop yields and the loss of habitat
Potential responses to global warming include mitigation by
emissions reducing greenhouse gas emissions, adaptation to its effects, and
A: Climate engineering.
Most countries are parties to (UNFCCC), whose what is
the ultimate objective for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
A: To prevent dangerous human-induced climate change.
Between 2000 and 2010, how much did greenhouse gas
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
A: Sea level rise.
2005 and 2010 tied for the earth's "what" since late 19th
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?
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?
If present trends continue, by 2030, in Southern Africa the
production of maize could drop by up to how much?
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.