by Ed Marroni
The fall season is another chance to enjoy the awesome beauty and benefits of our wonderful Earth! Thanks goes to you who strive to preserve this wonder.
Much misinformation is circulated regarding climate change and critical environmental issues by special interest groups, mainly the fossil fuel industry and those associated with it. The results include both confusion and the formation of unfounded positions about the issues.
The truth is not always easy to see! To enable us to learn how accurate our knowledge is on this topic, The Union of Concerned Scientists designed a brief quiz below, answers follow.
“Science facts from Science fiction”
1. Hotter temperatures by themselves will not endanger public health or welfare–science fact or fiction?
2. Fire-breathing animals actually existed so some scientists state– science fact or fiction?
3. Deforestation is seen as a key contributor to global gas emissions–science fact or fiction?
4. Natural gas is essentially an emissions-free power source– science fact or fiction?
5. There is no global warming in North America–science fact or fiction?
Answers: for questions # 1, 3, are science facts; questions # 2, 4, and 5 are not science facts.
Go to www.ucsusa.org to receive a “Got Science” sticker.