Day: November 12, 2018

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 32

CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 32

Question:

Oceans absorb heat and thus play an important role in regulating the effects of climate change. Consider the following statements in this respect:

1. Oceans have absorbed around 90% of the temperature rise caused by man-made carbon emissions.

2. Warm water absorbs more carbon dioxide than cool water.

 

Choose the correct statement/s from the codes given below:

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

Correct Answer

A) 1 only

Explanation for the Correct Answer
  • According to their most recent assessment this month, scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that the world’s oceans have absorbed 90% of the temperature rise caused by man-made carbon emissions. The oceans have absorbed 60% more heat than previously thought.
  • The rate at which water absorbs carbon dioxide decreases as it warms.
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