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Claim: the consumption of natural resources by humans has a negative impact on the environment. What data would provide evidence for this claim?
Increased human lifespan and increased ice cap size
Increased human population and decreased habitats for plants and animals
Increased consumption of resources by humans and increased biodiversity (variety) in nature
Increased of fossil fuel burning by humans and decreased use of other resources
Some factories that burn coal produce smoke with harmful chemicals, such as sulfur. Scrubbers are devices that are attached to the smokestacks to reduce the amount of sulfur put into the atmosphere. To evaluate the effectiveness of these devices, what data would need to be collected?
The average amount of sulfur in a certain amount of coal
The amount of coal a factory burns each year and how much sulfur it emits (produces)
The increase in the use of scrubbers by factories that burn coal
The amount of sulfur emitted (produced) by a smokestack before and after the scrubber is attached
Ths graph presents data from a city showing the amount of land used to bury solid waste each year. From 1990 to 1999, the amount of space needed to bury waste increased by 1 to 2 square kilometers per year. In the year 2000, the city started a recycling program to slow the increase of land needed for this burying this solid waste. The city claims that since this recycling program started, the amount of land needed for burying solid waste has decreased.
Which evidence would support this claim?
Data showing that by the year 2010, more than 40% of the citizens were participating in the recycling program
Data showing that the land used for burying solid waste in 2010 was less than 22 square kilometers
Data showing that by the year 2010, there was five times more solid waste being buried than being recycled
Data showing that the land used to build a recycling facility is greater than the amount of land used to bury solid waste
Claim: Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by increasing the amount of electricity produced by wind.
Which pair of graphs, showing data for CO2 emissions and wind production of electricity would support this claim?
As the human population increases, so does the consumption of natural resources. What are some ways this impacts natural ecosystems and environments?
What type of data would be required to show that the
amount of carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels for energy can be reduced by using
the amount of emissions from the burning of fossil fuels
the amount of scrubbers on a smoke stack
the amount of emissions from renewable sources
the amount of renewable resources in a landfill
The people or animals living in a particular area.
The _____________ the human population, the ______________ the amount of resources being used.