Wonder #2880: Is Antarctica Melting?

Question 1 of 3

What is the average thickness of Antarctica’s ice sheet?

  1. 1 mile
  2. 1.5 miles
  3. 3 miles
  4. 2 miles

Question 2 of 3

What could happen if the melting ice sheet causes the sea to rise three to six inches?

  1. it could cause a mass extinction of plankton
  2. it could lower the overall temperature of the world’s oceans
  3. it could increase electrical storms all over the world
  4. it could cause some regions of the world to become uninhabitable, especially by the shore

Question 3 of 3

What is the Paris Agreement?

  1. a binding contract between France and the European Union to increase production of zero emission vehicles
  2. a legal document that proposes increased usage of fossil fuels
  3. an international treaty that seeks to limit global warming to between 1.5 and 2°C
  4. an international treaty that requires a cease of all nuclear power plants by 2045

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