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What is a greenhouse gas?
- A gas that traps heat on Earth by preventing it from returning to space.
- A gas that builds up in a greenhouse after the plants have had one too many burritos.
- A gas made famous by its ability to strip green paint off of a house with its horrid smell.
- A gas produced by the infamous green housefly.
Without the greenhouse effect:
- There would be no life on Earth.
- We would all have to live in actual greenhouses and become good friends with plants.
- We'd all be talking about the purplehouse effect.
- All of our homes would be painted brown.
Trees can help remove carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) from the atmosphere by:
- Taking it in from the air for growth.
- Intentionally falling down and blocking roads, preventing cars from burning fossil fuels.
- Giving great-but long-winded-speeches about the importance of protecting our planet.
- Intimidating it with their great height.
Global warming causes sea level to rise because:
- All of these answers.
- It prevents ice and glaciers from forming, slowing down how much water is removed from the ocean each winter.
- It causes glaciers and ice caps to melt, putting more water into our oceans.
- Hotter things expand, and the warmer the ocean, the larger it gets.
Global warming can be caused by:
- Humans releasing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
- Extremely vigorous dancing, leading to pockets of immense heat coming from dance clubs.
- Ice cube companies removing ice from the arctic and selling the pieces for massive profit.
- A global shortage in air conditioners.
Fossil fuels, like the gas we put into our cars, comes from:
- Organisms, mainly algae and other small life forms, that died and were buried millions of years in the past.
- Natural history museums.
- Cavemen dinner leftovers.
- The internet.
Global warming is causing the ocean to get warmer, resulting in:
- Coral reefs getting sick and losing their color.
- More beach vacations.
- An increase in people mistaking the ocean for their own personal bathtub, leading to an increase in ocean soapiness.
- A reduced need to cook lobster before eating it.
Which of these weather events can be worsened by global warming?
- Flying pigs
- Raining cats and dogs
- Falling sky
Clean energy is:
- A form of energy that does not release greenhouse gases or other pollutants into the atmosphere.
- The energy hotel workers use to get rooms ready for the next guest
- An energy drink that doesn't leave a stain if you spill it
- The positive energy you get if you don't use curse words
As the polar ice caps melt, the world could warm even faster because:
- The ice acts like a mirror, reflecting the sun's energy back into space.
- It will make polar regions seem like a nice summer vacation spot. All that new plane traffic will release even more carbon dioxide into the air.
- The caps act like Earth's hat, covering up its bald spots. Without them its cheeks get red and hot from embarrassment.
- They are Earth's favorite toys. When you take away Earth's favorite toy, it gets angry. When it gets angry, it heats up.
Why are electric cars a good way to help reduce global warming?
- They don't release greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
- They are super cool. So cool that they actually cool the Earth.
- They can go so fast that the winds they create help the Earth cool down a bit.
- They go so slow that after a while people just end up walking to work-the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
Which of the following can help reduce the amount of greenhouse gas released to the atmosphere?
- Flying with a bunch of your friends to the beach, with each of you in your own private plane.
- Powering your home's air conditioner with a gas generator while you are away on vacation.
- Spending your free time frantically running outside with a special carbon dioxide capturing net.
Why is it a good idea to turn off lights and other electronics when you are not using them?
- Because all that energy comes from somewhere, and more likely than not it is coming from a power plant that is burning fossil fuels.
- Because they might get bored after a long run of shining and beeping for nobody.
- Because your parents might think that you are playing videos games for a longer amount of time than you actually are. This could lead to less video game time.
- Because I told you so.
As global temperatures rise, areas in the Arctic could release even more greenhouse gas because:
- The frozen ground contains greenhouse gases like methane and carbon dioxide, and when the ground thaws, the gas would be released.
- Bigfoot, a notoriously gassy species, would come out of hibernation.
- Locals would burn their jackets to celebrate the milder winters, releasing greenhouse gases.
- The urge to do spring cleaning up north would be so great that the increase in vacuum use would use up a ton of energy, burning fossil fuels in the process.
Which greenhouse gas is abundant in Earth's atmosphere?
- Water vapor
- Carbon dioxide
- Cow gas
- Goat burps