Directions: Choose the most appropriate option to fill in the blanks in the given passage. [SSC Steno-2018]
The Earth’s temperature is rising (1) _____ Scientists say that the rise in the average temperature ranges from 1.8° C to 4°C. This (2) _____ in temperature is called global warming or climate change.
Although it is a natural phenomenon, human action is the (3) ________ cause of global warming. The burning of fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal (4) _____ a lot of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide are the main greenhouse gases (5) _____ for global warming.
Besides greenhouse gases, deforestation is (6) _____ major cause of this problem. Global warming has led to changes in temperature and rainfall patterns which have severely (7) _____ agriculture. No one can (8) _____ that this is the most serious environmental challenge that mankind is facing today. While it is not possible to reverse the process, the rate of global warming can be checked if all the countries (9) _____ some measures. (10)) _____ of the measures is the recycling and reusing articles like paper, glass, aluminum and plastic.
Q. Select the most appropriate option to fill blank no 10.