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Climate champion or climate dunce? Take this quiz to find out

To mark the school strikes, the UK Student Climate Network has devised a quiz to test your knowledge of all things green

The sun sets behind the wind turbines of Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea.




The sun sets behind the wind turbines of Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea.
Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
The first wind turbine was built in 1887 by Scottish engineer James Blyth. He tried to sell wind electricity to his local village. Why did the local people say no?
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According to the European Climate Foundation, how much of its energy needs could Europe meet from renewables by 2050 without paying more for electricity than it currently does?
Which famous Swedish scientist helped to first run the maths on climate change and is an ancestor of Greta Thunberg?
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What’s the difference between climate change and global warming?
In 1941, Russell Ohl invented the solar cell, shortly after the invention of the transistor, allowing for the development of solar panels. What was Ohl’s middle name?
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When, in 1856, Eunice Foote first established that carbon dioxide could cause global warming, her scientific research was largely ignored. Her paper was covered by Scientific American though. Under what title?
The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 got developed nations to pledge to reduce emissions by an average of 5% until 2008. Which country’s authority declared immediately that it would not ratify the treaty?
How many MPs did Caroline Lucas say skipped the climate change debate in parliament that was secured after the last UK Youth Climate strike?
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The annual carbon emissions from London’s airports are the equivalent of the emissions from:
How many of the world’s 197 countries have national climate laws that set legally binding targets for reducing emissions?

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