The November 2009 World Food Summit held in Rome under the auspices of the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization was intended to attract attention to the needs of the world's hungry. With the global recession, the issue has certainly become more pressing than in a long time. We wonder: How many people around the world are considered hungry?
The global economic crisis is taking a significant human toll all around the world, particularly among today's young generation. We wonder: Which developed country's population below 25 years of age faces the highest unemployment rate?
The world population currently stands at 6.8 billion. If fertility rates around the world were to remain unchanged from their current levels, what would be the approximate size of the world population in 2050?
Oil is among the most important commodities exported worldwide. And OPEC is often the focus of issues surrounding oil exports — primarily because of its ability to influence prices. While most people know that Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest net oil exporter, we wonder: Who ranks second?