Gases produced by cars and industry can cause pollution in the atmosphere. Some of these gases also contribute to warming of the atmosphere through the greenhouse effect.
Which of these is NOT a greenhouse gas?
If there were no carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, temperatures would fall by around 32°C. Current average global temperatures are around 15°C. What would they be with no carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
What do greenhouse gases absorb which leads to the warming of the atmosphere?
Which of these processes releases most carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?
Combustion of fossil fuels
Decomposition of organic materials
What link is there between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperatures?
As carbon dioxide increases, temperature decreases
As carbon dioxide increases, temperature increases
As carbon dioxide increases, temperature moves randomly up and down
Which of the following would NOT help to prevent further climate change?
Building flood defences
Capturing carbon from power station chimneys
Using renewable sources of energy
Which product is formed from the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels?
Why is carbon monoxide toxic?
It reacts with oxygen in the air
It prevents oxygen being breathed in
It prevents oxygen being carried in the blood
Which gas is responsible for the formation of acid rain?
What is the main source of NOx emissions?
Respiration of animals