1ESC3704Name 56 pointsSeptember 22, 201025 students took exam - Numbers to the left of the question number in red are the number ofincorrect responses. Instructor comments are in blue. Florida Atlantic UniversityEnvironmental Issues in Atmospheric and Earth ScienceFirst Midterm ExaminationKeyTrue-False- Print the letter T or F in the blank to indicate if each of the following statements istrue or false. Illegible answers are wrong. (1 point each)1T 1. According to Plan B, melting of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets would lead tosea-level rise of more than ten meters, and create hundreds of millions of climaterefugees. 2T 2. Flash flooding and landslides following deforestation has caused huge economiclosses and been responsible for substantial human mortality in China, Thailand, and thePhilippines.10F 3. In Plan B, Lester brown describes the use of palm oil as a biodiesel fuel as anenvironmentally safe way of increasing the world’s fuel supply. Quite the opposite - palmoil plantations are causing rapid destruction of tropical forests, resulting in habitatdestruction of many threatened and endangered species. See Chapter 5, page 89.4T 4. Life-expectancy in sub-Saharan countries has dropped substantially due to AIDS. 2F 5. According to Plan B, the social and economic gap between the world’s richest andpoorest peoples has been reduced, and continues to get less. See Plan B, Chapter 6, page1075T 6. Illiteracy, particularly among women, can substantially increase the average number ofchildren a woman has. See Plan B, Chapter 6, page 109.14T 7. The new century began on an inspiring note when the countries that belong to theUnited Nations adopted the goal of cutting the number of people living in poverty in halfby 2015. And as of 2007 the world looked to be on track to meet this goal. See Plan B,Chapter 7, page 131.9F 8. The percentage of children completing primary school education decreasedsubstantially between 2000 and 2005. Actually, it increased by 5%, but only about two-thirds of developing countries are expected to reach the goal of universal primaryeducation by 2015. See Plan B, Chapter 7, page 134.
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