El Nino happens when weakening trade winds which sometimes even reverse

El nino happens when weakening trade winds which

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25) El Nino happens when weakening trade winds (which sometimes even reverse direction) allow thewarmer water from the western Pacific to flow toward the east. A) TrueB) False 26) The urban heat island (UHI) does not have a significant contribution on the current temperaturerecords. 27) Current estimates indicate that even if successfully and completely implemented, the Kyoto Protocolwill reduce the ambient temperature increase by somewhere between 0.02 °C and 0.28 °C by the year2050. 28) Recent scientific evidence supports the assertion that the global warming has increased thefrequency and intensity of the hurricanes and other extreme meteorological events.29) The Biosphere experiment proved that ecology can be science; it made complex natural systemsmore like chemistry and physics - something researchers can observe. A) TrueB) False Page 4 of 9
LAST NAME__________________FIRST NAME_______________ Student #_________30) The accident in Bhopal released tons of radioactive material (e.g., iodine, caesium) that resulted inthe death of thousands of people.31) The “tyranny of small decisions” stems from the numerous decisions being made from individualsproducing solutions for society that are the “best of a bad situation”. This process reflects thepredominance of the bottom-upto the top-downdecision making. 32) Recent scientific evidence supports the assertion that the global warming will increase the intensityof the El Nino events.33) During the La-Nina conditions, Peru experiences abnormally wet weather.A) TrueB) False 34) Nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere can be transformed under dry conditions to nitric acids. 35) Kyoto includes "flexible mechanisms" which allow non-Annex 1 economies to meet their GHGtargets by purchasing GHG emission reductions from elsewhere. These can be bought either fromfinancial exchanges or from projects which reduce emissions in Annex 1 economies. Page 5 of 9
LAST NAME__________________FIRST NAME_______________ Student #_________PART 2: Short-Answer Questions(Please limit your answers to less than 4 lines!!!) ANSWER DIRECTLY IN THIS EXAM BOOKLETUSING PEN ONLY. 1) Which are the three factors that determine the Environmental Impact of Humans? (3 points)

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