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What is a negative feedback loop in the climate system?


A. An initial change in the climate system leads to a response that has a beneficial effect on climate

B. An initial change in the climate system leads to a response that slows climate change
C. An initial change in the climate system leads to a response that speeds up climate change
D. An initial change in the climate system leads to a response that has a harmful effect on climate


bold = correct answer

Question Identifier: GCI_2011_030
Designed for: Non-Science Majors
Primary Author(s): Dr. Kevin Theissen
Contributing Author(s): GCI Team
Misconception Source: Incorrect response options are based on primary author's research project examining student misconceptions about climate change through hundreds of written responses to questionnaires and face-to-face interviews with students. All of the incorrect response options are examples of student misconceptions from this research.
Notes: (none)


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