Earth Day 2014 Quiz

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Earth Day 2014 Online Quiz
Q1. What proportion of scientists believe climate change (also known as global warming) is happening, and is due to human activities, and what proportion of Alexandria’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the private sector (residents and businesses), excluding city government?
Q2. How much energy per person do Alexandria residents consume each day, on average?
Q3. How many more acres of open space will need to be added in Alexandria over the next ten years to maintain the current ratio of 7.3 acres of open space per 1,000 residents?
Q4. How many gallons of waste water are treated, per Alexandria resident, each day?
Q5. How much carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted today through fossil fuel use (burned in a car as gas, combusted in a coal-fired power plant, etc.) is projected to remain in the atmosphere, contributing to warming, 1,000 years from now?
Q6. What is Alexandria’s recycling rate?
Q7. As of 2011, what proportion of Virginia's electricity is produced by coal-fired power plants, and by nuclear power plants, respectively?
Q8. Raising a pound of beef takes how many times as much water as raising a pound of apples?
Q9. True or false: if we simply reduce our emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, the Earth will begin cooling.
Q10. Due to ocean absorption of CO2, the rate at which the ocean is currently acidifying is likely the fastest in how long?
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