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Man-Made Global-Warming Quiz

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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 ~

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. ~

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 ~

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