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Question 1: A similar prediction [20] for ________ use in fuel cells notes that the metal could be easily recycled.

Question 2: Brief oil interruptions in 1973 and 1979 markedly slowed - but did not stop - the growth of world ________ [11].
EconomicsGross domestic productJEL classification codesEconomy

Question 3: ________ can be used for any level of organization with a financial budget.
National accountsInput-output modelEconomicsGross domestic product

Question 4: Availability of cheap, but hard to transport, natural gas in some oil fields has led to using natural gas to fuel ________.
Enhanced oil recoveryPeak oilPetroleumPetroleum industry

Question 5: To achieve a sustainable economy ________ will have to be reduced by two-thirds, says the study.
Food securityOverpopulationPopulation growthWorld population

Question 6: Work by David Rutledge of ________ predicts that the total of world coal production will amount to only about 450 gigatonnes.
University of California, San DiegoUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity of California, Los AngelesCalifornia Institute of Technology

Question 7: For example, a reserve such as the ________ can be mined at a rate that far exceeds replenishment.
KansasGreat PlainsColoradoOgallala Aquifer

Question 8: Cheap natural gas has also led to ________ produced with a net EROEI of less than 1, although figures in this area are controversial because methods to measure EROEI are in debate.
BiofuelEthanol fuelFood vs. fuelFlexible-fuel vehicle

Question 9: Some economists describe the problem as ________ or a false economy.
Ecological economicsBrazilGenuine progress indicatorUneconomic growth

Question 10: Between 1950 and 1984, as the ________ transformed agriculture around the globe, world grain production increased by 250%.
Norman BorlaugGreen RevolutionFamineFood security


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