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Climate Change: Environmental Impacts

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Which of the following statements about climate change is FALSE?

A

Loss of albedo from melting glaciers allows for the earth's surface and surface waters to absorb more energy, thus making the troposphere warmer.

B

Coral bleaching occurs because of the warming of the world's oceans. This bleaching causes ocean acidification and the lowered pH causes accelerated temperature rise.

C

As ocean temperatures rise, more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Since carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, this release of carbon dioxide further helps increase temperatures in the troposphere.

D

The emergence of large-scale CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations) has helped increase the release of methane gas into the atmosphere. This has added to the amount of this greenhouse gas in the atmospshere in the last 100 years.

E

Slash and burn deforestation adds to global warming by not only adding to the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through combustion, but it also taking away the plants that could be used as a carbon sink.