Test your knowledge...

1. What garden feature is commonly used to illustrate climate change?
        a) a pitchfork
        b) fertiliser
        c) a greenhouse
        d) a garden gnome

2. Which of the following is not a 'greenhouse gas'?
        a) carbon dioxide
        b) methane
        c) water vapour
        d) oxygen

3. Which famous politician recently won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on raising climate change awareness?
        a) David Cameron
        b) Al Gore
        c) Tony Benn
        d) Gordon Brown

4. Flooding is a likely result of climate change.
        a) True
        b) False

5. The UK government aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions by how much by 2050?
        a) 10%
        b) 26%
        c) 60%
        d) 80%

6. What is the gulf stream?
        a) An ocean current in the North Atlantic
        b) The latest album by Snowpatrol
        c) The jet of air behind an aeroplane
        d) The trajectory of a golf-ball on a par three hole

7. Which one of the following is not a good idea when fighting climate change?
        a) Turning off lights
        b) Leaving the computer on
        c) Closing the curtains
        d) Switching the TV off stand-by

  8. Who will be the worst hit?
        a) The world’s poorest people
        b) The Chinese
        c) The Americans
        d) The British

  9. According to the Kyoto Protocol, the UK has to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by how much before around 2010?
        a) 2%
        b) 10%
        c) 12.5%
        d) 50%

10. Can we make a difference?
    a) Yes!
    b) No

How did you do?

1c, 2d, 3b, 4a, 5c, 6a, 7b, 8a, 9c,10a.

9-10:   World leader!
7-8:     Climatologist
5-6:     Activist
3-4:     Could do more...
1-2:     Uninformed

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