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How much do YOU know about global warming?

There is a very good scientific quiz on the Internet designed to test your knowledge about global warming.

Don't worry, it's only 10 questions.

How well will YOU score?

http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/GlobWarmTest/start.html

I just took the quiz, and I scored 100% correct.  No joke, I know a lot about global warming.  Can you match my score?

13 Comments:

  • I took the test and got only 2 wrong. I still feel like I passed the test though...lol

    By pacattack05, at 12:35 AM

  • Got one wrong, percentage of CO2 in our atmosphere. Great test!

    By konane, at 4:05 AM

  • Too bad none of the global warming die-hards are reporting their test results.

    Have YOU ever posted something about global warming? C'mon! How about taking a scientific test on global warming, instead of just singing the same song! Let us know how you did.

    By Todd, at 9:42 AM

  • Missed 3

    By angelm, at 12:28 PM

  • I haven't taken the test yet, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to respond. At this point, I'll say that I know as much as I need to know about global warming. I'll go even further and say that I believe I know more about global warming than the supporters of that theory. I suspect they are the same people who made tens of millions of dollars selling us on the idea that the world as we know it would end at midnight on December 31, 1999.
       It's a well-known fact that the people who believe in global warming support their arguments with biased data and engineered statistics they present as well-known facts. They do this in order to convince us that, if we just try hard enough, we can bend the will of the planet's ecosystem to obey our commands. They do everything in their power to make us believe that our children and grandchildren will suffer terrible fates because we have been so irresponsible in developing the technologies and lifestyles we enjoy today.
       People believe this nonsense because we're too lazy to educate ourselves on pretty much anything we don't understand. Y2K made many people very rich, but they didn't make their money because they had a viable product or service to counter the proposed problem; they got rich because they KNEW people could be made to fear the "advanced" technology that created the alleged crisis. On the other hand, when people like Bill Gates and Mr. Fescue (I can't remember his first name, but he was a NASA engineer) came forward and assured us that we had nothing to worry about, their words were summarily ignored, because we LIKE having a monster in our closets when all the lights are off. It gives us a thrill and makes us feel like we're a part of something larger than ourselves, even if we choose not to actively participate (which we usually do).
       Generally speaking, people are stupid, and they cannot be trusted to think for themselves. That's why we're in the mess we're in now, because every time someone ran into a little trouble over the past fifty years, the first question that came to their minds was, "Why doesn't the government do something about this?" Well, now we've reached a point where the government is doing everything it can to solve all of our individual problems. The courts tell us how to raise our children, the federal government forbids states and municipalities to enforce mandated immigration laws, and citizens can be arrested and prosecuted for stopping a crime in progress.
       Every day, people are convicted of serious crimes by virtue of DNA evidence. But how many of us know what DNA is, how many different types there are, how it's extracted, how it's processed into a genetic signature or why it's so exclusive? If you'd like a real eye-opener, research this subject. You will be absolutely amazed, and you'll wonder why DNA analysis is accepted by the courts as such an exact science. You'll also wonder why and how so many people have been incarcerated over the past few years on this evidence alone. Polygraph results are not admissible in court due to the inherent anomalies in its methodology. DNA extraction also contains inherent flaws, and takes many things for granted in its journey to becoming court evidence. However, the people who comprise a jury will accept that evidence out-of-hand because they've been led to believe that it's infallible, and that it cannot be compromised or manipulated. The fact that they don't understand it is sufficient to convince them that they know all they need to know about it.
       I don't mean to get off-topic, so I'll tie this together by pointing out that global warming could soon become accepted as a cold, hard fact, just as DNA analysis is now accepted as indisputable evidence, despite glaring flaws in the process used to obtain a signature.
       I'll admit that I don't know as much about global warming as some others do, but I've learned enough about it to realize that it's a non-issue. The Earth has been here much longer than any of us, and it will still be here long after we've been digested by the conquerer worm. Our planet is no less alive than we are; it eats and breathes like any other living organism. It suffers injuries, both natural and man-made. Like any other living being, it recovers and heals those injuries with no help from us. We've done some pretty terrible things to Mother Earth over the past 60 million years or so, but she always shrugs it off. Believe me, if we were doing something to the Earth from which she couldn't recover, she would waste no time in shedding us, as a parasitic species, in short order.
       Parasites do not, as a rule, consider the comfort and convenience of their respective hosts and, as near as I can tell, we are the lone exception. If the analogy of humans being parasites offends your delicate sensitivities, well, too bad, because we are, indeed parasites upon this Earth. Parasites derive their sustenance from their hosts, just as we derive ours from the Earth. We take crude oil from underground, process it and put it back into the air, where those by-products fall back to the ground in droplets of rain. We grow our crops subcutaneously, we breathe the oxygen produced by trees and flora and we harvest those crops and eat them. We mine natural ores from the Earth and process them into items essential to our survival, such as shelter, transportation and societal infrastructure. Everything you see in your home, your yard or in your entire world was once a part of the Earth before it was a desk or a television set or a boat or even a light bulb.
       We have much more serious problems to occupy our time than the myth of global warming, and I would suggest we begin by eradicating the corruption and those individuals who practice it from the halls of American government. If you want to save the planet from yourself, drink from the hose instead of buying that bottle of Evian. Eat a sandwich rather than cooking a hot meal. Buy a bicycle and back over it with your car.
       Okay; maybe that last one won't do much to promote ecology, but it will do as much to benefit the planet as Al Gore has done with his latest crusade.
       Jim
       Jim

    By jim695, at 2:17 PM

  • I really don't follow the issue, so I was surprised that I scored 9 out of 10. I didn't know what the main cause of global warming is. I guess it really is just common sense.

    By LuckyLilly, at 2:57 PM

  • I am sorry to say, I wasn't aware of how stupid I was in this subject. Actually, I posed these questions to my whole family. None of us had the correct answers. That is not to say we are stupid, though. My daughters are geniuses ! But we really did not know anything about global warming. Come to think of it, I never talk about it with anyone. I never hear anyone in my hometown talking about it, either. So maybe I shouldn't be so surprised about it. We haven't really been feeling the effects here, with the exception of extremely hot summers. (Temps over 100 are not common in my area, but last summer it practically stayed that way everyday! That, coupled with hot flashes from menopause, kicked my butt last summer !)   Glad you posted this quiz. It was fun.

    By spy153, at 6:14 PM

  • The climate on the planet has fluctuated wildly in its past and will continue to do so in the future, with or without man's help.

    By Rick G, at 6:50 PM

  • We've had many Ice Ages in the past. And there were no jet planes and automobiles then...lol
    Infact, core samples in the ice showed higher rates of carbon dioxide, than today's levels. Must be from all those dinosaurs exhaling...lol

    By pacattack05, at 8:45 PM

  • Personally I don't see the problem.
    Let us say for the sake of conversation gobal warming is a fact. Then our heating bills will be less each winter and we can grow a much wider variety of crops year round. People can freeze to death during the winter but I haven't heard of anyone dying because of the heat.
         Now before some nitwit says "People have died of heat stroke!!" yes, I know about that. And those people didn't have the sense to find shade before the heat got to them. They qualify for a Darwin Award
         So what's the problem?
         This is nothing more than an excuse to tax each of us heavier and provide a road to the One World Order governed by the United Nations. I say let global warming come on. I could use the change of pace.

    By GASMETERGUY, at 8:53 PM

  • Gasmeterguy...You're right...it should be called "Global Torture"...lol

    I heard the debate about Darwin, but the heated debate tapes I watched had missing parts.....

    It's very simple.
    Global warming: Myth
    Fairy Godmother: Myth
    The universe is only 10,000 years old: Ludicrous (Forget myth).

    I have many Darwin awards to go around..... 3 fold...lol

    Here's you're sign....lol

    By pacattack05, at 10:21 PM

  • @spy153: I think you've hit on the main point. We, as citizens of the USA, supposedly the most free country on planet Earth, are being grossly misinformed by our "free" press, both through lies of fact and lies of omission. Isn't it something how all these people in the media are convincing people that the Earth if going to hell in a handbasket? Once again, thank God for the Internet, which allows ordinary people to seek out and find factual information on important issues of our day.

    By Todd, at 11:35 PM

  • OH NO! All those new future cars that only exhaust water vapor are going to cause global warming!!! Quick someone do something about it...

    By Think, at 10:00 PM

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