Man-Made Global-Warming Quiz

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1

In looking for factors impacting global temperatures the one to ignore is:

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a

Methane

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b

CO2

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c

The Sun

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d

Water flows

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2

In considering the cause-and-effect analysis of CO2 and temperature the most important issue to ignore is:

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a

Periods that show a positive relationship

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b

If the graphs show a correlation

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c

Which is the cause and which is the effect

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d

Periods for which we have data

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3

In considering the sources of any global warming it is important to ignore:

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a

Cow gas

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b

Human exhalation

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c

Similar warming on Mars

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d

SUV exhaust

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4

In considering the effects of global temperatures the standard for the best temperature is:

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a

What it was in Al Gore’s youth

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b

When crops flourished best

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c

Less than whatever it is currently

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d

The last Ice Age

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5

In considering the sources of any global warming it is important to ignore:

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A

Hot temperatures of summer months

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B

CO2 measures of the past year

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c

The Medieval Warming Period of 950—1250 and the Little Ice Age of 1350—1850

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d

Unusual weather that can be cited as evidence of global warming

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6

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should:

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a

Keep duplicate sets of data available

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b

Comply with laws regarding Freedom of Information

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c

Refuse to comply with legally required Freedom of Information requests

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d

Produce alternate sets of data for various purposes

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7

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should also:

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a

Keep historical data in a systematic record

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b

Share historical data freely

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c

Destroy historical data

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d

Assure that temperature gauges are unaffected by their immediate surroundings

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8

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should additionally:

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a

Publish comprehensive sets of data

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b

Recruit scientists based on their background in actual climate sciences

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c

Refuse to share historical data

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d

Openly engage dissenters in order to arrive at valid conclusions

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9

To maintain the integrity of the science, man-made global-warming scientists should further:

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a

Follow standard peer review procedures

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b

Respond to dissenters with reasoned arguments

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c

Manipulate the peer review process

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d

Openly debate dissenters

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10

In the search for any needed solutions to man-made global-warming scientists should consider everything except:

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a

Economic production-killing CO2 restrictions

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b

Nationalization of industries

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c

Simple, reversable, and inexpensive geo-engineering solutions

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d

Requiring automobiles to be replaced by underpowered, dangerous cars such as the Smart Car

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If you answered "c" in each case you are eligible to join the man-made global-warming movement. If you answered anything but "c" in every case you are subject to ad hominem attacks from man-made global-warming scientists.

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1

In looking for factors impacting global temperatures the one to ignore is:

~

a

Methane

~

b

CO2

~

c

The Sun

~

d

Water flows

~

2

In considering the cause-and-effect analysis of CO2 and temperature the most important issue to ignore is:

~

a

Periods that show a positive relationship

~

b

If the graphs show a correlation

~

c

Which is the cause and which is the effect

~

d

Periods for which we have data

~

3

In considering the sources of any global warming it is important to ignore:

~

a

Cow gas

~

b

Human exhalation

~

c

Similar warming on Mars

~

d

SUV exhaust

~

4

In considering the effects of global temperatures the standard for the best temperature is:

~

a

What it was in Al Gore’s youth

~

b

When crops flourished best

~

c

Less than whatever it is currently

~

d

The last Ice Age

~

5

In considering the sources of any global warming it is important to ignore:

~

A

Hot temperatures of summer months

~

B

CO2 measures of the past year

~

c

The Medieval Warming Period of 950—1250 and the Little Ice Age of 1350—1850

~

d

Unusual weather that can be cited as evidence of global warming

~

6

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should:

~

a

Keep duplicate sets of data available

~

b

Comply with laws regarding Freedom of Information

~

c

Refuse to comply with legally required Freedom of Information requests

~

d

Produce alternate sets of data for various purposes

~

7

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should also:

~

a

Keep historical data in a systematic record

~

b

Share historical data freely

~

c

Destroy historical data

~

d

Assure that temperature gauges are unaffected by their immediate surroundings

~

8

To maintain the integrity of the data, man-made global-warming scientists should additionally:

~

a

Publish comprehensive sets of data

~

b

Recruit scientists based on their background in actual climate sciences

~

c

Refuse to share historical data

~

d

Openly engage dissenters in order to arrive at valid conclusions

~

9

To maintain the integrity of the science, man-made global-warming scientists should further:

~

a

Follow standard peer review procedures

~

b

Respond to dissenters with reasoned arguments

~

c

Manipulate the peer review process

~

d

Openly debate dissenters

~

10

In the search for any needed solutions to man-made global-warming scientists should consider everything except:

~

a

Economic production-killing CO2 restrictions

~

b

Nationalization of industries

~

c

Simple, reversable, and inexpensive geo-engineering solutions

~

d

Requiring automobiles to be replaced by underpowered, dangerous cars such as the Smart Car

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Jim Cox is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College and author of Minimum Wage, Maximum Damage.

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