Human activity is causing an increase in greenhouse gases. The Earth’s climate is changing and most scientists agree that the two are connected.
What type of radiation is emitted by hot objects, including the warm Earth?
What name is given to gases in the atmosphere that absorb radiation from the Earth?
What would happen to the temperature of the Earth if there was no greenhouse effect?
The temperature would go down
The temperature would stay about the same
The temperature would go up
Which words correctly describe climate?
Average weather conditions over a long time
Local weather conditions over a long time
Average weather conditions on a specific day
What word describes two similar trends or patterns, for example, when temperature and carbon dioxide levels are both increasing?
Which of the following has added to evidence that human activity has caused climate change?
Sea level monitoring
Which of the following is most likely to be an impact of climate change?
A new record highest temperature in the USA
A heatwave in England lasting one week
Melting of glaciers in Greenland over the last 50 years
Which of the following could cause an increase in sea levels?
Melting of Antarctic ice
Increase in rainfall
Which of the following causes an increase in emissions of methane?
An increase in the incineration of food waste
An increase in the number of cattle being farmed
An increase in the spreading of manure on fields
How could carbon dioxide be removed from the atmosphere?
Reforestation of the rainforests
Reducing car use
Generating more electricity from solar power