Mcch21 - Chapter Twenty-one The Environment 1 What was the purpose of the Kyoto Protocol a to establish procedures for measuring the extent of

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Chapter Twenty-one: The Environment 1. What was the purpose of the Kyoto Protocol? a. to establish procedures for measuring the extent of global warming b. *to establish targets for the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases c. to reach agreement on a framework for environmental sociology d. none of the above 2. Which of the following is/are at least somewhat associated with global warming? a. eating habits b. population growth c. industrialization d. *all of the above 3. The ability of the Earth to sustain humankind is known as: a. *carrying capacity b. sustenance potential c. consumability index d. none of the above 4. How do sociologists take an interest in global warming? a. examining the social activities that contribute to the problem b. studying how the terms of the controversy are constructed and defined c. researching how the costs of solutions will be distributed d. *all of the above 5. Within Canada, which province is most strongly opposed to the Kyoto Protocol? a. Ontario b. Quebec c. Nova Scotia e. *none of the above 6. Environmental science has become increasingly interdisciplinary because: a. conflicts between different disciplines were having a negative effect on the growth of knowledge b. government funding is only provided for interdisciplinary research c. *the complexity of the environment defies any single disciplinary approach to solutions d. none of the above 7. Environmental sociology emerged as a distinctive area of study with: a. the discovery of global warming b. *the growth of the environmental movement in the 1960s c. the study of urban sociology in the 1920s d. none of the above 8. Which other social movement(s) provided the backdrop for the emergence of the environmental movement? a. the animal rights movement b. the civil rights movement c. the anti-Vietnam war movement e. none of the above
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9. According to Humphrey and Buttel, the _____________ redirected the anti-corporate sentiments of activists towards environmental concerns such as pollution and resource depletion: a. the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island b. the nuclear accident at Chernobyl c. *the oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara e. none of the above 10. In what year was the first Earth Day held? a. *1970 b. 1980 c. 1990 d. none of the above 11. Early sociological research on the environmental movement focused on: a. the social backgrounds of movement members b. the ideology of the movement c. the tactics used by the movement d. *all of the above 12. Which earlier sociological perspective did environmental sociology help to revive? a. structural functionalism b. feminism c. relative deprivation theory d. *none of the above 13. When environmental sociologists define the term environment they tend to differ from other sociologists in what way? a. they restrict the term to the physical environment only
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Mcch21 - Chapter Twenty-one The Environment 1 What was the purpose of the Kyoto Protocol a to establish procedures for measuring the extent of

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