IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 104

A term “stocks” was in news with reference to the climate change negotiations. What does “stocks “mean in this regard?
[A] Cumulative Forest and Biodiversity resources of a country
[B] Cumulative Forest and Biodiversity resources of entire earth
[C] Emissions accumulated in the atmosphere so far
[D] Semi-discrete subpopulations of a particular species in an ecosystem

Answer

[C] Emissions accumulated in the atmosphere so far
Stocks refer to the emissions accumulated in the atmosphere so far.

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