Climate Change Quiz – 15 Questions

Question 15: We released 49 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2010. What level do we need to stabilize at for a safe climate?
Zero
Yes! Right again! (This was a bit of a trick question). In our past, we’ve already pumped in around 2,000 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This means we’ve locked in a certain amount of warming. To avoid the most dangerous futures, we need to stop releasing more greenhouse gases. Many countries are working actively to reduce their emissions over time to zero, from the growing use of electric cars (United States), encouraging citizens to eat 50% less meat (China) and intensive adoption of wind and solar power (Germany, Portugal, Denmark).
10 billion tonnes a year
No, zero is the right answer. In our past, we’ve already pumped in around 2,000 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This means we’ve locked in a certain amount of warming. To avoid the most dangerous futures, we need to stop releasing more greenhouse gases. Many countries are working actively to reduce their emissions over time to zero, from the growing use of electric cars (United States), encouraging citizens to eat 50% less meat (China) and intensive adoption of wind and solar power (Germany, Portugal, Denmark).
25 billion tonnes a year
No, zero is the right answer. In our past, we’ve already pumped in around 2,000 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This means we’ve locked in a certain amount of warming. To avoid the most dangerous futures, we need to stop releasing more greenhouse gases. Many countries are working actively to reduce their emissions over time to zero, from the growing use of electric cars (United States), encouraging citizens to eat 50% less meat (China) and intensive adoption of wind and solar power (Germany, Portugal, Denmark).
40 billion tonnes a year
No, zero is the right answer. In our past, we’ve already pumped in around 2,000 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This means we’ve locked in a certain amount of warming. To avoid the most dangerous futures, we need to stop releasing more greenhouse gases. Many countries are working actively to reduce their emissions over time to zero, from the growing use of electric cars (United States), encouraging citizens to eat 50% less meat (China) and intensive adoption of wind and solar power (Germany, Portugal, Denmark).

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