Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week 

The ApocaDocs, Jim and Michael, present the Pre-Apocalypse News & Info Quiz (PANIQuiz)
for the week ending Sunday May 29, 2011, to test your knowledge of current environmental news.

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This Week's PANIQuestions (Answers below):

1. What did a memorandum signed by 17 Nobel laureates say?
a. Casual Friday is temporarily suspended.
b. The time for procrastinating about climate change is over.
c. Suspenders are no longer an option for casual Friday.
d. The end is far.
e. The end is near.

2. What is the fundamental problem with plastic in the seas?
a. It sinks to the bottom where it can't be cleaned up.
b. It causes hermaphroditic fish.
c. It never fully biodegrades.
d. It tastes terrible.
e. It tastes like chicken.

3. What has been found in toys in China?
a. Phthalates
b. Tainted milk
c. Raspberries
d. Toxic drywall
e. Even smaller toys

4. In the past decade, two Greenland glaciers have lost enough ice to
fill what?
a. Me with despair
b. Lake Erie
c. Lake Quebec
d. A tea cup
e. Climate scientists' coffers

5. How is Liberia hoping to save its rainforest?
a. Armed guards
b. Hanging illegal loggers
c. Stiff penalties and fines for illegal loggers
d. Barcoding its trees
e. Paying off illegal loggers

6. What reached a record level in February, 2011?
a. Global food costs
b. Recognition of the urgency of climate change.
c. Republican apologies for denying scientific evidence.
d. Coal mine closings.
e. Corporate acknowledgement of past misdeeds.

7. Where have scientists been finding BPA?
a. Only in baby bottles.
b. In nearly everything they test.
c. Behind Parallel Axioms
d. By Proximate Areas
e. Nowhere — it's a damn hoax!

8. In Australia, what is more climate friendly than thought?
a. Drunken revelers
b. Tasmanian devilry
c. Eternal drought
d. Cane toads
e. Burping cows


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Jim Poyser is Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana, a statewide organization that was one of over two dozen nonprofit partners in Greening the Statehouse. A former managing editor of NUVO, he won HEC’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2013.

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