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Climate change and resilience deal with two aspects – reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ are used to refer to these aspects, respectively.​​​​​​

Which of the following assertions is best supported by the above information?

  1. Mitigation deals with consequences of climate change
  2. Adaptation deals with causes of climate change
  3. Mitigation deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
  4. Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
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reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources and reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects. The terms ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ are used to refer to these aspects, respectively.​​​​​​

This means

  1. mitigation: reduction of sources of non-renewable energy resources
  2. adaptation: reducing vulnerability of climate change aspects

Lets see options.

  1. Mitigation deals with consequences of climate change
    False. Adaptation deals with consequences of climate change
  2. Adaptation deals with causes of climate change
    False. Mitigation deals with causes of climate change
  3. Mitigation deals with actions taken to reduce the use of fossil fuels.
    True.
  4. Adaptation deals with actions taken to combat green-house gas emissions
    False. This should be mitigation.

Correct option: C.

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