Ten teasing questions to measure your climate knowledge – answers at the foot of the page.
1. Why was Little Barford (population: 44) big news in August?
- A: Record temperatures
- B: First UK village powered entirely by renewables
- C: Power station failure there triggered a major blackout
2. In November, which music act announced an initiative to help
bands and artist cut their carbon emissions?
- A: Coldplay
- B: Massive Attack
- C: Bjork
3. According to analysis by the Global Carbon Project released
on December 4, what happened to global CO2 emissions in 2019?
- A: They went up
- B: They went down
4. Every year, Britain’s car commutes include how many empty seats?
- A: 26 million
- B: 36 million
- C: 46 million
5. Climate protests disrupted which prestigious sporting event in
- A: The Harvard-Yale American football game
- B: The Americas Cup sailing competition
- C: The Oxford-Cambridge boat race
6. Which country hosts 15 of the world’s 20 most polluted
cities, according to analysts at AirVisual?
- A: China
- B: India
- C: Brazil
7. How much UK giving goes to environmental causes?
- A: 3%
- B: 6%
- C: 9%
8. Which didn’t mention climate change this year?
- A: The Queen’s Speech
- B: Agenda of the 2019 Local Government Association Conference
- C: Jeremy Clarkson’s Grand Tour TV show
9. Who announced plans to stop investing in fossil fuels by
- A: The EU’s European Investment Bank
- B: The World Bank
- C: KfW, Germany’s state-owned investment bank
10. New climate initiative The Parents Pledge asks people to
give 0.25% of their savings and investments to climate causes. How much would
this unlock to fight the climate crisis?
- A: $150 billion
- B: $250 billion
- C: $350 billion