SSC Ecology And Environment Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which one of the following is not an example of geoengineering?

    A)  Injecting sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere

    B)  Erecting large carbon dioxide scrubbers to sequester carbon dioxide in deep reservoirs

    C)  Seeding the oceans with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton

    D)  Erecting large fields of wind turbines to generate electricity to power automobiles

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Geoengineering schemes are projects designed to tackle the effects of climate change directly, usually by removing \[C{{O}_{2}}\] from the air or limiting the amount of sunlight reaching the planet's surface. Although large-scale geoengineering is still at the concept stage, advocates claim that it may eventually become essential if the world 0 wants to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Critics, by contrast, claim that geoengineering isn't realistic - and may be a distraction from reducing emissions.

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