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This is a purely man-made greenhouse gas while in the troposphere andcontributes to ozone depletion in the stratosphere.
This gas is released by anaerobic decomposition in landfills and the guts of cattle and has a global warming potential of 23-25 over a 100 year time period.
This is the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
This greenhouse gas is released when you burn a fossil fuel or a biofueland is converted to glucose by plants.
This gas traps heat in the troposphere and is an irritant to lungs and eyes as a component of smog
N2O nitrous oxide
This gas can be released by soils and is almost 300 times more potent at trapping heat than CO2
Which absorbs the most heat associated with global warming? (atmosphere, ocean, or land)
The ratio of oxygen isotopes (18O and 16O) that can give us an estimate of temperature is called a(n)...
We are currently experiencing the hottest climate in Earth's history. (T/F)
The evaporation of water where water condenses into clouds that reflect solar radiation back into space is an example of a ____ feedback loop.
Approximately how much has the planet warmed already compared to pre-industrial levels?
To avoid dangerous climate change, climate scientists claim this is the most we can allow temperature to increase compared to pre-industrial average temperature:
Global warming could lead to a(n) ______ in the number of chill hours affecting fruit and nut crops in California
Global warming could lead to a(n) ______ in range of insect pests that may affect crops in California
Global warming could lead to a(n) ______ in the possibility of drought and increased possibility of of torrential rains in California
Global warming could lead to a(n) ______ in ground level ozone that could damage crop plants in California
The study of the timing of biological events
When a species moves toward the poles and up in elevation in response to a warming climate.
sea level rise
Melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, glaciers in the Alaskan mountains, and the Greenland ice sheet, and warming of the ocean water will contribute to ____.
Warming is faster in the arctic than in the temperate or tropical regions because of the loss of snow and ice which ______ the reflectivity of the arctic.
We have enough fossil fuels to release enough CO2 to go well past 2 C warming. (T/F)
Global warming could lead to a(n) _____ in erosion along coast lines
Global warming could lead to a(n) ____ in ground level ozone
Global warming could lead to ______ of the permafrost
Global warming could lead to a(n) _____ in hurricane intensity
Global warming could lead to a(n) ______ in summer sea ice at the northern pole
Which of the following Representative Concentration Pathways would result in the largest temperature increase over time?
About ___% of greenhouse gases stays in the atmosphere and about ___% ends up in vegetation and the ocean.
Based on past climates that add a similar level of CO2 in the atmosphere, we can expect to see sea level rise of at least __ meters and possibly much more.
The current social cost of carbon estimated by the U.S, government is $___/ton.
Fossil fuel combustion and cement production produces (more/less) ghg emissions than land use change.
Which country is responsible for the largest quantity of greenhouse gas emissions since the start of the Industrial Revolution in 1750?
long wave infra-red
This is absorbed and re-radiated by greenhouse gasses
What is the current level of CO2 in the atmosphere?
Which of the following does NOT release CO2 during the production of energy (excluding extraction of any raw materials, building of infrastructure, and disposal)? (coal, natural gas, nuclear, biodiesel, ethanol)
About how many giga-tons of carbon do natural systems (respiring animals, decomposition, fires, the ocean) contribute to the atmosphere each year?
About how many giga-tons of carbon do human activities contribute to the atmosphere each year?
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