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Name: __________________________________ Science & Society 5 Crisis in the Environment? Example of Lecture Quiz Questions Points (3) 1. a. What alien species did the Polynesians bring to Easter Island that was particularly devastating to the environment? b. List two specific ways in which this invasive species devastated the ecology of Easter Island. (4) 2. Jared Diamond uses the concept of “creeping normalcy” to explain why the population of Easter Island failed to recognize that they were destroying their environment. In your own words, explain what this means in terms of the rise and fall of civilization on Easter Island. (4) 3. The number of humans on planet Earth has a tremendous impact on resource use.
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Unformatted text preview: According to Jared Diamond, what two aspects of resource use of human populations are of greatest concern in our future? (5) 4. Describe how greenhouse gases result in a warming of the Earth’s surface temperature. (4) 5. How have scientist been able to reconstruct the record of carbon dioxide concentrations for the past 400,000 years on Earth? (3) 6. What does albedo refer to? Which surface has a higher albedo? Glacier ice or Dark colored mountain rocks (6) 7. Can we believe with great confidence the predictions for future climate conditions determined from global climate models? Yes or No? Support your answer with two arguments....
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