Dispel – five surprising facts on climate change

How much do you know about climate change?

We all think we know about climate change and what one must do to help mitigate it. But there are many common myths and misconceptions that you may not be aware of. So, in this quiz, we test you on your knowledge and hopefully dispel some of the myths that you may have mistaken for truth. Try the quiz and let us know in the comments how you scored!

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Sources and further reading

First fact

“All the energy saved in switching off your charger for one day is used up in one second of car-driving.” via synopsis of the book Sustainable Energy – without the hot air.

Second fact

16.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions per capita per year in US.
Per week emission = 16.5/52=0.31 tonnes/week
A tree takes 40 years to sequester 1 tonne of CO2.
Therefore, a tree will take 40*0.31 = 12.4 years to sequester a week of CO2 emissions.

Third fact

Fourth fact

A round trip flight from New York City to London produces just over 2.5 tons of carbon emissions. India’s per capita emissions = 1.7 tonnes of carbon emissions / year.

Fifth fact

Wikipedia article on individual action on climate change.

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