Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:28 AM

The ApocaDocs, Jim and Michael, present this week's Pre-Apocalypse News & Info Quiz (PANIQuiz) to test your knowledge of current environmental news.

This Week's PANIQuestions
(Answers below):

1. What terms were used by farmers to describe Monsanto's "seed police," in a Vanity Fair article?

a. "Mafia" and "Gestapo"
b. "Master"
c. "Saviors of the small farm"
d. "Pimp my crop"
e. GMO: "Generally, Monsanto's Okay."

2. What projections regarding Siberia were made by a Russian official?

a. An estimated 16 quadrillion barrels of oil were found there.
b. Former gulags make a great tourist destination.
c. Humans will overrun the tundra in a mad dash to the cliff.
d. Permafrost regions may shrink by a third.
e. Lemmings will overrun the tundra in a mad dash to the cliff.

3. What turned a Texas lake blood red?

a. Chromatiaceae bacteria
b. Jesus
c. Greenpeace activists
d. Redpeace activists
e. A killing spree by Asian carp

4. Under the debt deal, how will energy and environmental programs fare?

a. They'll thrive.
b. They'll stay the same.
c. Badly
d. Time will tell!
e. Republicans will eat them alive.

5. According to a prof, what would developing crops with "deeper and bushy root ecosystems" accomplish?

a. Make them harder to steal.
b. Slash CO2 levels.
c. Make them sexier.
d. Our mastery over the universe.
e. Make them tastier.

6. According to a Russian agency, what is the status of the Arctic ice cap?

a. About the size of a ushanka hat.
b. Growing by leaps and bounds!
c. Permanently melted.
d. About at its 2007 record minimum.
e. About the size of a yarmulke.

7. What do scientists now believe may be responsible for the mass stranding of pilot whales?

a. Whale deathwish
b. Warming waters
c. Toxic waste
d. Lack of a co-pilot
e. Japanese hunters

Answers:

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1. What terms were used by farmers to describe Monsanto's "seed police," in a Vanity Fair article?
Correct Answer: (a): "Mafia" and "Gestapo"
See "Monsanto's Harvest of Fear" (Vanity Fair)

2. What projections regarding Siberia were made by a Russian official?
Correct Answer: (d): Permafrost regions may shrink by a third.
See "Russia may lose up to 30 percent of permafrost by 2050: official" (AFP, via The Independent)

3. What turned a Texas lake blood red?
Correct Answer: (a): Chromatiaceae bacteria
See "End Times? Texas Lake Turns Blood-Red" (Live Science)

4. Under the debt deal, how will energy and environmental programs fare?
Correct Answer: (c): Badly
See "Energy programs prepare for debt deal pain" (Politico)

5. According to a prof, what would developing crops with "deeper and bushy root ecosystems" accomplish?
Correct Answer: (b): Slash CO2 levels.
See "Crop breeding could 'slash CO2 levels'" (EurekAlert)

6. According to a Russian agency, what is the status of the Arctic ice cap?
Correct Answer: (d): About at its 2007 record minimum.
See "Arctic ice cap near 2007 record minimum: Russia" (AgenceFrance-Press)

7. What do scientists now believe may be responsible for the mass stranding of pilot whales?
Correct Answer: (c): Toxic waste
See "Was pollution responsible for mass stranding of pilot whales?"(London Daily Telegraph)

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