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Understanding Human Impact on Earth & Global Climate Change Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following would lead to a cooling of our climate?

Question 2 2. Albedo refers to

Question 3 3.

Which of the following are examples of positive feedback?

1. ice-albedo feedback

2. water vapor-cloud feedback

3. atmosphere ocean interactions

4. atmosphere biota interactions

Question 4 4. Which of the following terms represents the average consumption rate of individuals within the population?

Question 5 5. What do the letters in the equation IPAT stand for?

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Question 6 6. What happens to the environmental impact if the population increases?

Question 7 7. Which is NOT a classification in the Köppen system?

Question 8 8. What basis is used to categorize the Köppen Climate Classification system, which describes the general temperature and moisture of a region?

Question 9 9. What is the difference between weather and climate?

Question 10 10. Why is the current level of greenhouse gas emission harmful for the environment?

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Question 11 11. Most climate scientists agree that _____ is the cause of the unprecedented increase in global temperatures.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT caused by rising temperatures?

Question 13 13. Over what time period are Milankovich cycles currently happening?

Question 14 14. How often do El Niño events happen, and what is the result?

Question 15 15. What is an ice age (in science)?

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Question 16 16. Why is it important to conserve marine habitats?

Question 17 17. What is a marine conservation area?

Question 18 18. A friend starts to bring their own silverware and use metal take-out containers instead of getting plastic at the restaurant. Why do you think your friend might have started this behavior?

Question 19 19. Which of the following are responsible for local, as opposed to global, climate change?

Question 20 20.

Greenhouse gases include which of the following?

1. Aerosols

2. Carbon dioxide

3. Methane

4. Water vapor

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Question 21 21. What does eccentricity refer to?

Question 22 22. Which of the following describes the cycles of variation in Earth's orbital and rotational movements?

Question 23 23. Which of the following describes CLIMATE?

Question 24 24. How do sunspots affect the amount of solar radiation we receive on Earth?

Question 25 25. According to metapopulation theory, what will happen when a population of a particular species goes locally extinct in a particular patch of habitat?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a major goal of conservation biologists?

Question 27 27. What is a wildlife corridor?

Question 28 28. The human population has been rapidly increasing over the years. What was the human population in the 1960s and in 2011?

Question 29 29. The carrying capacity is the maximum population size of a species that an ecosystem can support indefinitely. Which of the following could happen if the human population exceeds the carrying capacity?

Question 30 30. What is the appropriate definition of overpopulation?

Understanding Human Impact on Earth & Global Climate Change Chapter Exam Instructions

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