New high temperature reported in Antarctica

Q: Scientists at Argentina's Esperanza research station on the northern tip of Antarctica’s peninsula reported a high temperature of 64.9 degrees last week, the highest since record-keeping began in 1960. The area is one of the fastest warming places on earth. Where is Antarctica?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The Antarctic Continent is the world’s . . .

A. Coldest

B. Driest

C. Windiest

D. All of the above

Q: More than 100 million years ago, dinosaurs fed in vast forests covering Antarctica. In that much hotter world, Antarctica was still connected to which continent?

A. Africa

B. Australia

C. South America

D. All of the above

Q: In our relatively brief existence on earth, human beings have never experienced a world so hot that it brought forests to the antarctic and arctic. What is the biggest factor that determines whether the globe becomes an ice ball or a hothouse?

A. Carbon cycle

B. Earth orbit

C. Forest fires

D. Sun spots

Q: In past geologic eons, volcanoes spewed most of the globe-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Human activity has generated most of the current rise in carbon dioxide. The last time carbon dioxide levels were as high as today, ocean levels were high enough to cover which state?

A. Colorado

B. Florida

C. Montana

D. Tennessee

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