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Sustainability: Quiz


Question 1: As the earth’s human population has increased, natural ________ have declined and changes in the balance of natural cycles has had a negative impact on both humans and other living systems.
EcosystemEcologyEcosystem ecologySystems ecology

Question 2: Human consumption can be divided into three key components: population numbers, levels of consumption (________), and impact per unit of resource use (which depends on the technology used).
United KingdomJapanUnited StatesWealth

Question 3: ________ economic growth from environmental degradation - managing economic growth to be less resource intensive and less polluting
Cosmic neutrino backgroundUniverseDecouplingBig Bang

Question 4: [28] These conditions led to a human ________ and unprecedented industrial, technological and scientific growth that has continued to this day.
Food securityWorld populationFamineOverpopulation

Question 5: Above this level and temperatures could rise by more than 2 °C (36 °F) to produce “catastrophic” ________.
Little Ice AgeMilankovitch cyclesCurrent sea level riseClimate change

Question 6: [34] A move toward more sustainable living emerged, based on increasing public awareness and adoption of ________, and renewable energies.
Zero wasteWasteRecyclingBiofuel

Question 7: International legislation has been established to deal with the global distribution and management of ________.
ChlorineNitrogenNFPA 704Dangerous goods

Question 8: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is an international synthesis by over 1000 of the world's leading biological scientists that analyses the state of the Earth’s ________ and provides summaries and guidelines for decision-makers.
EcosystemSystems ecologyEcologyEcosystem ecology

Question 9: It also creates a cooling effect and this may have partially masked the effect of greenhouse gases on ________.
Kyoto ProtocolGlobal warming controversyGlobal warmingScientific opinion on climate change

Question 10: As always ________ has a marked influence on levels of consumption and the efficiency of resource use.
World populationOverpopulationPopulation growthFood security


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