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Topic: How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming? Take a Quiz from the New Your Times

1.  How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming? Take a Quiz from the New Your Times

Posted 12 days ago
Have you seen this quiz from the New York Times, titled "How much do you know about solving global warming?"?
It is a really interesting quiz and not necessarily that straight forward. I did not get all my answers right on the first try. How about you? Feel free to share your results in a discussion within this thread :)

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How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming?
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How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming?
A new book presents 100 potential solutions. Can you figure out which ones are top ranked?
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2.  RE: How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming? Take a Quiz from the New Your Times

Posted 9 days ago
I have only looked at the first three questions, but already I have a lot of questions and doubts about the answers they provide, e.g.:

1) Eating more plants (i.e. less meat) versus cleaning up the stoves: Does the answer use data for industrial, grain-based meat production, or carbon-trapping alternatives such as grass-fed beef (see e.g. Hahn Niman's book, Defending Beef)?

2) Car-pooling versus electric car: Does the answer take the carbon output of the production of the new electric cars into account? 

We also need, first and foremost maybe, to have more comprehensive and holistic views of these issues...

Juliette





3.  RE: How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming? Take a Quiz from the New Your Times

Posted 9 days ago
I mostly surprised with the following answer.  I thought we need to increase the awareness on this issue, especially in developing countries, where appropriate handling of toxic waste is not developed well.

It turns out that changing how we use and dispose of refrigerants - the chemicals used in refrigerators and air-conditioners - has the potential to reduce greenhouse gases more than any of the other 99 strategies in the book. When these chemicals leak or are improperly disposed, they are thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide in warming the atmosphere. The 2016 Kigali Accord, signed by 160 countries, could reduce the emissions from refrigerants by 87 percent.


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