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An Inconvenient Truth Name and period _________________________ 1. Was Al Gore ever the President of the United States? 2. Did Al Gore win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote or the other way around? 3. What is the most vulnerable part of the earth? 4. The atmosphere is thin enough that we can _________________________________. 5. The ___________________ traps the infrared rays from escaping into outer space and then heats up the air temperature. 6. What image caused Al Gore to do something about global warming? 7. What did the (in question 5 image mean? (The results of Al Gore’s College Teacher’s measurements) 8. Is it true that the earth “breathes in and out” every year? Why or why not? 9. Is the ice melting generally happening everywhere? 10. Can scientists measure the CO2 trapped in ice? 11. Do the CO2 and temperature go up and down together? What does this mean? 12. Has the CO2 level ever been over 300 PPM in the last 650,000 years? 13. Projected concentration of CO2 levels in 50 years is expected to _____________________________. 14. What event changed Al Gore so much that he changed how he lived his life? 15. When have the ten hottest years on record happened? 16. Are the average temperatures rising in the oceans or only on land? 17. What does an increase in ocean temperature cause? 18. Did Hurricane Katrina increase or decrease in size after it left Florida and headed to New Orleans? 19. Global warming causes both flooding and _________________________________________. 20. What has happened to Lake Chad in Africa? 21. Where did Al Gore spend 4 months every year when he was growing up? 22. What is happening to the frozen tundra land? 23. A nuclear sub can crash through ice that is only how deep? 24. The ice depth in the artic has decreased thickness by how much in the last 40 years? 25. Is it true that the water near the arctic is warming faster than anywhere else? 26. What happens to wind and ocean currents if the average earth temperature increases by 5 degrees? 27. What happens to coral reefs as a result of global warming? 28. What happens to the ocean’s water level when land based ice breaks up and melts in the ocean? 29. How much higher might the ocean rise if Greenland’s or the Antarctic’s ice were to melt? 30. What is your impression of the loss of shore land around the world or in New York if ½ of the ice in Greenland and east Antarctica were to melt? 31. What are the three factors that potentially cause global warming? a. Population of world will go to _______________ within 40 years. b. Explain: Old Habits + New Technology = c. Our way of thinking: How is our way of thinking similar to the frog in lukewarm water? 32. Do we have to choose between the economy or the environment? (Choose “gold bars” or the “Planet”) 33. How does the US compare to other nations’ with Carbon emissions per country? 34. Do most scientists believe humans are causing global warming? 35. Do most scientists want to reposition global warming as theory rather than fact? Why or why not 36. How many times has Al Gore presented his global warming slide show? (City by City, and Family by Family! Enough people to push the threshold to ACTION!) 37. How does the US compare to other nations with our cars’ Miles per Gallon? MPG 38. Can the US sell cars in China? Why or why not? 39. The world can return to 1970 carbon emission levels by doing what? 40. What two nations did not sign an agreement to lower carbon emissions? (Kyoto agreement) 41. Have any US state or city shown support of lowering carbon emissions? 42. Can the climate crises be solved? 43. Why is the title of the Al Gore’s global warming slide show called “An Inconvenient Truth”? The next questions are from the Climate Crisis website at http://www.climatecrisis.net 44. At the website for Inconvenient Truth, http://www.climatecrisis.net/climate-change.php list 4 changes the earth faces from global warming. See the evidence in the fourteen pictures at the website. a. b. c. d. 45. At http://www.climatecrisis.net/climate-change.php what catastrophic environment consequences can we expect to have as a result of global warming? See the evidence in the fourteen pictures at the website. This question is overlaps question 44. a. b. c. d. e. f. 46. At http://www.climatecrisis.net/calculate-your-impact.php calculate your total impact to see how much CO2 YOU are producing (this is your carbon footprint). You may be surprised by how much CO2 you are emitting each year. (Ask your parents about the monthly utility bills.) Print this out and staple to this worksheet. What is your total carbon footprint? 47. List ten things you can do “At Home” to reduce your Carbon footprint. http://www.climatecrisis.net/help-at-home.php 48. List three things you can do while “On The Move” to reduce your Carbon footprint? http://www.climatecrisis.net/help-on-the-move.php 49. Will you “sweep this information under the rug” and ignore the facts or will you do your part to reduce your carbon footprint on the earth? 50. Are you ready to change the way you live and put knowledge into ACTION?! How will you do this?