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Monday, May 23, 2011

Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 3:50 PM

The ApocaDocs, Jim and Michael, present the Pre-Apocalypse News & Info Quiz (PANIQuiz) for the week beginning Monday, May 16, 2011, to test your knowledge of current environmental news.

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This Week's PANIQuestions (Answers below):

1. What did a recent FAO report conclude about food waste?
a. Without it, there'd be no compost piles.
b. About a third of all food is lost or wasted.
c. Food waste, like climate change, is the result of 'natural
variation.'
d. If only every home had a pig garbage disposal.
e. It draws food refugees like flies.

2. Where is a quarter of Mongolia's population now living?
a. In Upper Mongolia.
b. In their dreams.
c. In Russia.
d. In a vast shantytown.
e. In tunnels.

3. What do scientists think we should name this geological age �
since humans are causing such drastic environmental change?
a. Apococene
b. Anthropocene
c. The Endocene
d. Manthropocene
e. Womanthropocene

4. Where does the governor of Florida, Rick Scott, stand on climate
change?
a. He's convinced "man-made climate change will put Florida under
water."
b. He's "not been convinced that there's any man-made climate
change."
c. He's convinced it's not man-made, but "dog- and cat-made."
d. He's sure that "Florida will survive anthropogenic change."
e. He's convinced he should "maximize Floridians' ignorance to be
re-elected."

5. What is the result of the overuse of chemicals by Chinese
watermelon farmers?
a. The farmers explode.
b. Children who eat the watermelons get sick.
c. The melons explode.
d. The melons grow horns.
e. The melons taste really good.

6. What is the Fed plan to confront white nose syndrome?
a. A "road map."
b. Special tissue paper.
c. A "BATtle plan"
d. Ignore it til it goes away.
e. Close down all caves.

7. Why was an Amish farmer arrested in DC?
a. For driving a car.
b. For fondling a Senate page.
c. For selling raw milk.
d. For protesting the film "Witness."
e. For selling pasteurized milk

Answers:
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1. What did a recent FAO report conclude about food waste?
Correct Answer: (b): About a third of all food is lost or wasted.
See "Cutting food waste to feed the world" (FAO)
http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/74192/icode/

2. Where is a quarter of Mongolia's population now living?
Correct Answer: (d): In a vast shantytown.
See "Vast Mongolian shantytown now home to quarter of country's
population" (London Guardian)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/15/shantytown-home-quarter-of-mongolians

3. What do scientists think we should name this geological age �
since humans are causing such drastic environmental change?
Correct Answer: (b): Anthropocene
See "Extreme makeover: are humans reshaping Earth?" (Agence
France-Press)
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ixbO3biFX7orXXekUrqzIe95-KsQ?docId=CNG.d6b33dbd6cbec1036d87f814a9179ab7.3b1

4. Where does the governor of Florida, Rick Scott, stand on climate
change?
Correct Answer: (b): He's "not been convinced that there's any
man-made climate change."
See "Once a major issue in Florida, climate change concerns few in
Tallahassee" (St. Petersburg Times)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/once-a-major-issue-in-florida-climate-change-concerns-few-in-tallahassee/1169860

5. What is the result of the overuse of chemicals by Chinese
watermelon farmers?
Correct Answer: (c): The melons explode.
See "Chemical-infused watermelons explode in China" (Associated
Press)
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/17/501364/main20063538.shtml?tag=exclsv

6. What is the Fed plan to confront white nose syndrome?
Correct Answer: (a): A "road map."
See "Feds unveil plan to combat bat-killing fungus" (Associated
Press)
http://wvgazette.com/News/201105171062

7. Why was an Amish farmer arrested in DC?
Correct Answer: (c): For selling raw milk.
See "Raw milk activists protest arrest of farmer, milk cow on the
Hill" (Washington Times)
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reading-ingredients-tales-health-conscious-mom/2011/may/17/raw-milk-activists-protest-arrest-farmer/

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For this week's news on Climate Chaos, Resource Depletion,
Infectious Disease, Species Collapse, Biology Breach, and Recovery
(with punchlines and mal mots), visit http://apocadocs.com

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