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Sophia - Environmental Science - Unit 4 Challenge 2.

Sophia - Environmental Science - Unit 4 Challenge 2. 1 — Climate Change Identify scientific observations that support the idea of climate change. Of the options below, which is used by scientists as evidence of man-made climate change? • a.) The growing number of endangered species • b.) The descending sea levels • c.) The melting of glaciers and polar ice caps • d.) The steep increase in the incidence and severity of skin cancer 2 — Causes of Climate Change Determine the causes of climate change. Which human activity does NOT contribute large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? • a.) Raising of livestock • b.) Burning of fossil fuels • c.) Urban sprawl • d.) No-till farming 3 — Impacts of Climate Change Compare the impacts of climate change and their possible effects. Alterations in weather is a major area of concern about climate change and can result in ___________. • a.) plants and animals shift their habitats • b.) changes in infectious diseases • c.) hazardous waste disposal • d.) stress on household, industrial and agricultural water supplies 4 — Efforts to Address Climate Change Recognize the efforts made by the Kyoto Protocol to address climate change. In 1997, representatives of the ________agreed to meet targeted reduction figures for greenhouse gas emissions as written in the Kyoto Protocol. • a.) developing countries • b.) United Nations

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