Test your Minnesota Climate IQHow much do you know about a warming climate in Minnesota?1. Which statement accurately describes the current state of climate change in Minnesota? A. Gradual changes began in the last several decades B. Changes have intensified in the last several decades C. Minnesota's climate has not yet changed D. Climate change is not occurring in Minnesota2. Which provides the best evidence of climatic change? A. A week-long heatwave B. A top-ten wettest year C. A very warm year after a cold one D. Many years or decades of longer growing seasons3. Which statement describes Minnesota's long-term climatic trends since 1895? A. Increase in temperature and precipitation B. No trend in temperature and precipitation C. Increase in temperature and decrease in precipitation D. Decrease in temperature and precipitation4. Which season in Minnesota is warming fastest? A. Spring B. Summer C. Winter D. Fall5. Which statement about observed warming is true? A. Hottest days are getting hotter B. Largest temperature increases are during winter C. Days are warming faster than nights D. Spring is not warming6. Which ecosystem sequesters the most carbon per acre? A. Forest B. Agricultural lands C. Wetlands D. Grasslands and shrublands7. Where is precipitation increasing the most in Minnesota? A. Southeast B. Central C. Southwest D. Northeast8. Which hazard is observed to be increasing in frequency and intensity in Minnesota? A. Heat waves B. Extreme rainfall and flash floods C. Drought D. Severe convective storms (tornadoes, downburst winds, and hail)9. What is an example of climate mitigation? A. Reducing energy use B. Planting native vegetation C. Using renewable energy resources D. All of the above10. What is an example of climate adaptation? A. Preparing homes for increased flooding B. Selecting garden plants for different seed zones C. Monitoring air quality alerts D. All of the above Learn more about Minnesota's changing climate.