Final Quiz Study Guide
Instead of concepts and terms that may be covered on the final quiz, I'm giving you the list of possible questions that can be on the final quiz, the questions that you wrote in your groups. Here they are, some slightly edited, in no particular order. I will choose five of these for the final quiz.
The quiz will consist of five short answer/short essay questions. You choose only THREE to answer. Do not repeat the question in your answer. Be sure to answer all parts of the question.
1. What is Sonoma County doing to help mitigate climate change (global warming)?
2. What is one way of finding out the amount of carbon dioxide in a past atmosphere and the prevailing temperature of the environment at that time in the past? Explain briefly.
3. About how much have greenhouse gas emissions increased in the past thirty years (1970 to 2004)?
4. What goal has Sonoma County set to reduce its collective greenhouse gas emissions (both civic and community), over what time period?
5. What are three potential negative effects of climate change (global warming)?
6. List the following surfaces in order, from lowest albedo to highest albedo:
grass, snow, forest, asphalt
7. Why is the stratosphere (temperature, atmospheric chemistry) so important to our climate? Explain briefly.
8. What is carbon capture and sequestration (CCS)? Use an example in your answer.
9. Name and explain two practices that can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. In which area of human activity are they used?
10. Why is a supply of fresh, potable water so precious for food security and sustainability?
11. Give one example of a climate proxy indicator. Explain what kind information it offers and why.
12. What are three ways to "green" your house? Describe each briefly.
13. What sorts of health risks are associated with global warming? Which populations are most vulnerable to this climate change?
14. Give an example of negative feedback and explain briefly how it works.
15. How, collectively, can humanity work to solve our climate crisis? (This is a short essay question -- or, you could write a book about it. It would be hard to answer in a few sentences, but good to think about.)
16. How would you, personally, propose to work toward helping to solve, adapt to, or mitigate our global climate crisis? (A somewhat modified version of 15, this questions WILL be on the quiz.)
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