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Manic Panic: Your enviro-PANIQuiz for the week

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

Brought to you by Michael and Jim, the ApocaDocs

This Week's PANIQuestions (Answers below):

1. What did Japanese farmers mistakenly do that threatens the food chain?

a. They grew radioactive soybeans.

b. They are ceasing to grow anything.

c. They fed radioactive hay to cattle.

d. They are spraying their crops with radioactive waste.

e. They are only growing tomatoes.



2. What is growing in Chesapeake Bay?

a. Resentment against windfarms.

b. A windfarm.

c. A giant dead zone.

d. One massive Asian carp.

e. An ozone hole.



3. What is climate change doing to buried toxins known as POPs?

a. Popping them like balloons!

b. Destroying them.

c. Making them "pop."

d. Forcing them back into the atmosphere.

e. Resurrecting them like Lazarus.



4. How is the plastic industry fighting anti-plastic bag sentiment?

a. By convincing us plastic bags are GOOD for us.

b. By admitting plastic bags ARE terrible.

c. By clothing starlettes in plastic bags.

d. Hiding plastic gyres with smoke and mirrors.

e. By raising threats associated with canvas and paper bags.



5. What does a study say about large fires In Yellowstone and the Grand

Tetons?

a. They will increase, ten fold, over the next few decades.

b. Large fires will be large.

c. They will decrease as more trees are wiped out by infestation.

d. They will be so hot they'll feel cold to the touch.

e. They will attract some tourists while driving others away.



6. What does a snail species in Alabama have the distinction of being?

a. Able to consume toxins without harm to themselves.

b. The first to come back from the brink of extinction.

c. The first to go extinct.

d. The first carrier of MRSA bug.

e. The first snail to achieve human speech.



7. Who is most likely to be a climate skeptic?

a. A dead person.

b. A college graduate.

c. An open-minded person.

d. A stupid person.

e. A conservative white male.




Answers:

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1. What did Japanese farmers mistakenly do that threatens the food chain?

Correct Answer: (c): They fed radioactive hay to cattle.

See "Threat to Japanese Food Chain Multiplies as Cesium Contamination

Spreads" (Bloomberg News):

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-24/threat-to-japanese-food-chain-multiplies-as-cesium-contamination-spreads.html

2. What is growing in Chesapeake Bay?

Correct Answer: (c): A giant dead zone.

See "Alarming "dead zone" grows in the Chesapeake" (Washington Post)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/alarming-dead-zone-grows-in-the-chesapeake/2011/07/20/gIQABRmKXI_story.html

3. What is climate change doing to buried toxins known as POPs?

Correct Answer: (d): Forcing them back into the atmosphere.

See "Climate Change Forcing Buried Toxics Back Into Atmosphere,

Scientists Say" (Solve Climate News)

http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110725/climate-change-scientists-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-toxics-arctic

4. How is the plastic industry fighting anti-plastic bag sentiment?

Correct Answer: (e): By raising threats associated with canvas and paper

bags.

See "The Plastic Bag Wars" (Rolling Stone)

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-plastic-bag-wars-20110725

5. What does a study say about large fires In Yellowstone and the Grand

Tetons?

Correct Answer: (a): They will increase, ten fold, over the next few

decades.

See "Climate Change To Spawn More Wildfires"

http://news.discovery.com/earth/climate-change-yellowstone-fires.html

6. What does a snail species in Alabama have the distinction of being?

Correct Answer: (b): The first to come back from the brink of extinction.

See "Alabama snail makes comeback from endangered list" (Reuters)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/26/us-alabama-snails-idUSTRE76P61W20110726

7. Who is most likely to be a climate skeptic?

Correct Answer: (e): A conservative, white male.

See "Cool White Dudes" (Conservation Magazine)

http://www.conservationmagazine.org/2011/07/cool-white-dudes/

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