Climate Change Quiz – 15 Questions

Question 11: Warming is expected to harm much of our wildlife, pushing wilderness to the brink. If it warms by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius, what % of our plants and animals are NOT likely to survive?
5% to 10% of our plants and animals are not likely to survive.
No, the correct answer is 20% to 30%. Research shows that we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, with recent extinction rates happening at speeds that have not been seen in the last 65 million years. Scientists have already catalogued species migrating “uphill and polewards” in search of cooler places to live. At higher temperature rises of 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius, the proportion of our wildlife at risk of extinction rises to include 30% to 60% of birds and frogs, and 40% to 60% of corals.
10% to 15% of our plants and animals are not likely to survive.
No, the correct answer is 20% to 30%. Research shows that we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, with recent extinction rates happening at speeds that have not been seen in the last 65 million years. Scientists have already catalogued species migrating “uphill and polewards” in search of cooler places to live. At higher temperature rises of 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius, the proportion of our wildlife at risk of extinction rises to include 30% to 60% of birds and frogs, and 40% to 60% of corals.
15% to 20% of our plants and animals are not likely to survive.
No, the correct answer is 20% to 30%. Research shows that we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, with recent extinction rates happening at speeds that have not been seen in the last 65 million years. Scientists have already catalogued species migrating “uphill and polewards” in search of cooler places to live. At higher temperature rises of 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius, the proportion of our wildlife at risk of extinction rises to include 30% to 60% of birds and frogs, and 40% to 60% of corals.
20% to 30% of our plants and animals are not likely to survive.
Correct. Research shows that we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, with recent extinction rates happening at speeds that have not been seen in the last 65 million years. Scientists have already catalogued species migrating “uphill and polewards” in search of cooler places to live. At higher temperature rises of 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius, the proportion of our wildlife at risk of extinction rises to include 30% to 60% of birds and frogs, and 40% to 60% of corals.
30% to 60% of our plants and animals are not likely to survive.
No, the correct answer is 20% to 30%. Research shows that we are in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, with recent extinction rates happening at speeds that have not been seen in the last 65 million years. Scientists have already catalogued species migrating “uphill and polewards” in search of cooler places to live. At higher temperature rises of 3.5 to 4 degrees Celsius, the proportion of our wildlife at risk of extinction rises to include 30% to 60% of birds and frogs, and 40% to 60% of corals.

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