lørdag den 26. april 2008

Den store grønne quiz!

Denne øko-quiz, som stammer fra en gammel udgave af Holland Herald, er bestemt ikke for begyndere, og jeg må indrømme, at jeg selv klarede den ubeskriveligt dårligt. Men hvad med dig, er du "eco-warrier" eller "eco-worrier"? Find ud af det her!

1. Founded in 1978 in Canada, international environment organization Greenpeace currently has how many members?

a) 2.8 million
b) 4.6 million
c) 6.8 million

2. Some 20 million hectares of Amazonian rainforest are felled each year. This is an area equivalent in size to which European country?

a) Belgium
b) The Netherlands
c) Great Britain

3. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to power your TV for how long?

a) 30 seconds
b) 36 minutes
c) 3 hours

4. Which of these three EU countries recycles the least of its refuse?

a) Greece
b) UK
c) Ireland

5. Who was Sir Robert Hardy?

a) The founder of the UK Green Party
b) The original Rainbow Warrior
c) The inventor of the solar panel

6. Flying a kiwi fruit from New Zealand to the UK releases how much carbon into the atmosphere?

a) 2.8 times its own weight
b) 3.5 times its own weight
c) 6 times its own weight

7. In 2007, humans will generate around 26 billion tonnes of CO2, or 4.3 tonnes per person. How many tonnes will the average European generate?

a) 10
b) 20
c) 30

8. How long does it take a regular polythene-based plastic bag to degrade in the environment?

a) 50 years
b) 100 years
c) 150 years

9. The city of Barcelona in Spain has achieved an energy reduction of 11,222 MWh (megawatt-hours) per year and a carbon emissions reduction of 1,973 tonnes annually through which measure?

a) The construction of a green-power plant which transforms all the city’s vegetable waste into methane
b) Building enough wind farms to cover the output of two coal-fired power plants
c) A law requiring new buildings to satisfy 60% of hot water needs from solar energy

10. Ireland recently introduced a 0.15 euro tax on which environmentally sensitive item?

a) Plastic carrier bags
b) Incandescent light bulbs
c) Styrofoam coffee cups

11. Billionaire T. Boone Pickens recently announced plans to build the world’s largest wind farm in Texas. It’s 4,000 MW (megawatts) would generate enough power for how many Texan homes?

a) 500,000
b) 800,000
c) 1 million

12. Who wrote, An incoveniant Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It?

a) Al Gore
b) George Monbiot
c) David Bellamy

13. The US, with 4.6% of the world’s population, consumes how much of the world’s oil?

a) 60%
b) 40%
c) 20%

14. If Euopeans reduced the temperature of their households by just 1 degree C, The European Union would save up to

a) 100 kg CO2 per household per year
b) 200 kg CO2 per household per year
c) 300 kg CO2 per household per year

15. With 41% of the world’s population living in areas officially designated as “drylands”, desertification is a major environmental concern. What percentage of drylands is currently turning into dessert?

a) 7 - 10%
b) 10 - 20%
c) 15 - 25%

SCORE (10 points per correct answer)

100 – 150 points
You are either unnaturally green or unnaturally good at eco-quizzes

50 – 100 points
You are part eco-warrior and part eco-worrier

0 – 50 points
Whoops, there goes the planet!

1: a, 2: c, 3: c (20 recycled cans can be produced with the energy it takes to produce one “virgin” can), 4: a (a, b and c together are Europe’s three biggest offenders), 5: b (Sir Robert Hardy was the name of the ship that became the first Rainbow Warrior), 6: c, 7: a, (Americans, however, will generate some 20 tonnes per person), 8: b, 9: c, 10: a, 11: c, 12: a, 13: b, 14: c, 15: b.