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Unformatted text preview: the past 650,000 years how do we know that? (5) What is the basic mechanism of the Greenhouse Effect? What are the principal greenhouse gases besides CO 2 ? (6) Stix claims that "Almost all of the 20 hottest years on record have occurred since the 1980's". How is global average temperature measured? (7) What is the basis for the statement, Climate change compels massive restructuring of the world energy economy? (8) The US, with less than 5% of the Earths population, accounts for ~ 25% of the carbon emissions. What is it about the U.S. (us) that accounts for this disparity? (9) What is the Kyoto Protocol and why do we talk about it? (10) Which states are parties to the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative? Is Massachusetts? Why or why not? (11) Stix states that If we wait for an ice cap to vanish, it will simply be too late. Why will it be too late? When do we need to take action?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course CHEM 5.74 taught by Professor Robertfield during the Spring '04 term at MIT.
- Spring '04