March 30, 2010

The Global Warming Test.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:25 pm

My friend Mike, the computer maven, sent me the test, observing that it might make for a more interesting post than yet another “staring at a blank page” post, such as I offered yesterday. He’s certainly right about that.

Take the test here. Remember, think before you answer.

P.S. I got 100%. Not braggin’; just sayin’.


  1. Hory Clap! I screwed up the first question, when I discovered that I had actually drank some of the Kool Aid.

    However, I snapped out of it and got all the rest of the answers right.

    Comment by Mike R. — March 30, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

  2. Piece of cake…….I did have to really think on several but reason won out in the end.

    Comment by dudley1 — March 31, 2010 @ 10:00 am

  3. I stole the test for a post of my own. Credit to you, of course.

    Comment by Jean — March 31, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  4. Question One is sloppily written, and the “correct” answer is no better. The planet has warmed since the mid-19th century, but whether it is CURRENTLY warming is debatable. (Over how many years?)

    Question Two: The “correct” answer says that greenhouse gases are contributing to “global warming,” but the explanation offered is to a different question: Whether greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warm the Earth. They’re playing semantic games with the term “global warming,” which is nothing new, but damn.

    Same misuse of “global warming” in Question Three. I give up.

    Comment by Mike — March 31, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

  5. Oh, yeah: Changes in RADIATIVE solar output (which is what I assume they mean by “solar output”) have a minor effect on global temperature. However, changes in the heliosphere resulting from solar activity may have a major impact and even (partially) explain ice ages. And axial wobble (precession) is NOT an “orbital eccentricity.”

    I do tend to over-read things, but this quiz is icky.

    Comment by Mike — March 31, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

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