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Self Test on Knowledge Associated With Worldview Theme #40

Respond to each of the 10 multiple choice questions below by typing the number 1 to 5 of the answer you wish to select in the response box. When finished, click "process your responses".

1. Which of the following associations is wrong?

1) renewable resource / iron ore    2) economic "bads" / pollution, garbage

3) noneconomic variable / natural beauty    4) natural capital / forests

5) kilowatt hour / energy used by 100 watt light in 10 hrs

2.  All of the following are associated with decreasing carbon dioxide emissions except   

1) carbon  tax

2) increasing carbon footprint         3) cap and trade

4) carbon capture and storage        5) reducing deforestation

3. The phrase “a limit is placed on the amount of some pollutant allowed to be released” might be part of the definition of which of the terms below? 

1) overshoot and collapse    2) ecological debt      3) pollution control technology

4) cap and trade     5) opportunity cost 

4.   Which of the following words is linked to being replenished by natural processes ultimately driven by solar energy ?

1) natural capital    2) human capital        3)biodiversity    

4) renewable resources         5) Earth's natural cycles 


Ecosystem services   1) can be summarized by “have now, pay later”  

2) collapse is what the tragedy of the commons is about   

3) are ignored by conventional economics    4) is another name for natural capital

5) are the focus of environmental impact analyzes

6.   Someone for whom the Environmental Economics worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview would like to see increases in doing all of the following except which

1) cap and trade incentives    2) debt for nature swaps    

3) using up natural capital     4) increasing energy efficiency

5) use of the green national product 

7.  The phrase "adjustments that factor in depletion of natural resources and any long-term environmental damage"  might be part of the definition or description of which of the following ?

1) green national product    2) noneconomic variables    3) natural capital

4) ecological debt    5) energy efficiency

8. Which of the following beliefs or behaviors is most strongly linked to someone for whom the Environmental Economics worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview ?

1) that assessing economic health must factor in environmental health

2) that human beings are part of nature, not its rulers    

3) in retiring ecological debt     4) in environmentally sustainable development

5) in a philosophy of "enoughness" and appreciation of environmental limits 

9.  You would not expect someone for whom the Environmental Economics worldview theme is a key component of their overall worldview to continue to support which of the following methods, procedures, indicators, etc? 

1) environmental impact analysis    2) energy efficiency calculations

3) "small is beautiful" projects    4) cap and trade    5) gross national product

10.   Which of the following associations is inappropriate?

1) no free lunch / laws of thermodynamics rule out

2) inefficient protein production / feedlot beef

3) cheap electricity from coal / carbon capture raises cost

4) greenhouse effect / human activity responsible for

5)  air pollution /  big city smog,  regional acid rain 


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