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Carbon Footprint

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During your studies of high school Geography, you will learn much about how humans put pressure on the environment due to our needs for resources. Management of the environment appears in several different sections of the syllabus and will often refer to the 'carbon footprint' of individuals, businesses, industries and whole nations.

1.
To which environmental issue is the carbon footprint linked?
Acid rain
Background radiation
Climate change
Ozone depletion
It is a measure of the level of greenhouse gasses emitted
2.
Indirect carbon emissions are often overlooked when thinking about a personal carbon footprint. Which of the following is not an indirect carbon emission?
What you eat
Driving
Buying clothes
Packaging
Indirect carbon emissions are the release of greenhouse gasses that have not been directly created by the person. Driving is a direct carbon emission, the others are indirect as they are created during the production of the items
3.
Which of the following activities does not contribute directly to a person's carbon footprint?
Being driven to school
Growing
Taking a holiday abroad
Using a smartphone
Growing does not produce greenhouse gas emissions
4.
As a LEDC develops economically ...
its carbon footprint is likely to increase
its carbon footprint is likely to decrease
its carbon footprint will remain unchanged
its carbon footprint will go down slightly for a month then will rise up again
As the LEDC becomes more industrialized and the population has a greater spending power, the carbon footprint will increase
5.
A carbon footprint of a country is given in ...
millimetres
tonnes of carbon
litres of carbon dioxide
kilograms of carbon dioxide per person
A carbon footprint is only a good approximation as there are too many variables and unknowns to enable an exact figure to be calculated
6.
The carbon footprint measures ...
the impact of humans on the environment
shoe size
the exact amount of carbon that a motor vehicle produces throughout its lifetime
the number of trees in a square kilometer of woodland
Reducing your carbon footprint will help the environment
7.
For which of the following can a carbon footprint be calculated?
All of the following
An individual
An Industry
A country
You can have a carbon footprint for an event, product, netball team, school etc
8.
Which of the following is not a method of reducing a carbon footprint?
Buying food that has been grown locally
Reducing the number of plane journeys
Building low-cost homes
Investing in renewable energies
Methods of reducing a carbon footprint involve the reduction of greenhouse gasses
9.
The Kyoto Protocol is ...
a geography book that has been made into a film
a system used to measure carbon footprints
an agreement made by governments to try to reduce their country's carbon footprint
a law about the quantity of greenhouse gasses a country is allowed to emit in one year
It was first agreed in 1997 and expired in 2012. A new agreement was made in 2012 but does not involve all of the world's countries
10.
When a government, company or individual does something that compensates for their carbon emissions, it is called carbon offsetting. Effectively this reduces their carbon footprint. Which of the following is not an example of a method of carbon offsetting?
Flue gas desulphurisation
Improved energy efficiency
Renewable energy
Tree planting schemes
The aim of carbon offsetting is to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses that enter the atmosphere. Flue gas desulphurisation helps to reduce acid rain
Author:  Kev Woodward

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