It is currently 24 Sep 2017, 05:27

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 30 Jan 2016
Posts: 217

Kudos [?]: 178 [2], given: 89

Location: United States (MA)
Reviews Badge
In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2017, 10:40
2
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

71% (01:37) correct 29% (01:47) wrong based on 157 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are planting trees on their land because of government incentives. These incentives arose from research indicating that vegetation absorbs carbon dioxide that might otherwise trap heat in the atmosphere. A recent study, however, indicates that trees absorb and store carbon dioxide less effectively than native grasses. Therefore, these incentives are helping to hasten global warming.

The argument requires the assumption that

(A) trees not only absorb carbon dioxide but also emit it
(B) most farmers do not plant any trees on their land unless there is an incentive to do so
(C) land that has been deforested seldom later sustains native grasses
(D) some of the trees planted in response to the incentives are planted where native grasses would otherwise be growing
(E) few if any governments have been interested in promoting the growth of native grasses

Source: LSAT
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

+1 Kudos is the best way to say "Thank you!"

Kudos [?]: 178 [2], given: 89

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 417

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 117

Re: In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2017, 12:09
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are planting trees on their land because of government incentives. These incentives arose from research indicating that vegetation absorbs carbon dioxide that might otherwise trap heat in the atmosphere. A recent study, however, indicates that trees absorb and store carbon dioxide less effectively than native grasses. Therefore, these incentives are helping to hasten global warming.

The argument requires the assumption that

Grass is better than trees when it comes to reducing global warming. Thus, if trees are grown in places where grasses could have been grown, then global warming would increase.

(A) trees not only absorb carbon dioxide but also emit it -This is a fact statement. Irrelevant
(B) most farmers do not plant any trees on their land unless there is an incentive to do so -This is a fact statement. Irrelevant.
(C) land that has been deforested seldom later sustains native grasses -Deforestation is cutting of trees. Argument at hand is planting of trees. Irrelevant.
(D) some of the trees planted in response to the incentives are planted where native grasses would otherwise be growing -Correct. If trees are grown in places where grass could have been grown, then the planting of trees will fasten the process of global warming.
(E) few if any governments have been interested in promoting the growth of native grasses -Irrelevant.

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 117

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Jun 2017
Posts: 69

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 24

Re: In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Aug 2017, 22:24
I didnot understand this one. Can someone explain this to me

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 24

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 11 Jul 2016
Posts: 37

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 54

Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2017, 08:23
Conclusion: Trees help to hasten GW. Premise: Involves the reasoning for the conclusion by comparing Trees with Native Grasses.

A wrong. Only a fact regrading tree is given. Doesn't give a reason as to why trees are detrimental to native grasses.
B wrong. Conclusion doesn't revolve around Incentives. Out of scope.
C wrong. Argument revolves around planting of trees. Not cutting down of trees.
D correct. Some of the trees planted in response to the incentives are planted where native grasses would otherwise be growing. This says that farmers are planting trees more in the greed of incentive,which if not there,the land would have been occupied by Native grasses. So, the more trees,more it helps in hastening GW.
E wrong. Out of scope.

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 54

Re: In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are   [#permalink] 12 Aug 2017, 08:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In several countries, to slow global warming, many farmers are

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.