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July 2, 2013



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

Environmental activists in Santilia are calling for a stop to deforestation, pointing out that deforestation in the tropics is responsible for 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Deforestation accounts for half of Santilia's greenhouse gas emissions. However, government officials counter that Santilia contributes to less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the discrepancy between the claims of environmental activists and government officials in Santilia?
(A) Compared to other tropical countries, emissions in Santilia have less of an impact on the global climate.
(B) Many factories that emitted industrial pollutants have recently relocated from Santilia to neighboring countries.
(C) Activists in Santilia have begun re-planting forests covering approximately 10 percent of land once covered by rainforest in the country.
(D) Santilia is one of the smallest nations in the tropics, and a substantial percentage of its territory was once covered by rainforest.
(E) Activists in Santilia have much more political influence in their country than do activists in other tropical countries.


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