The December 2015 climate talks in Paris are focusing the world’s attention anew on the major global sources of greenhouse gas emissions. We wonder: What percentage of global CO2 emissions from human activity stems from deforestation and land conversion?
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Germany has been much in the headlines recently as destination for refugees from conflicts in Africa and the Middle East. Looking at a world map, we wonder: Which two major North American cities are located along the same latitude north of the earth’s equator as Germany?
A. Miami, Florida
B. Washington, D.C.
C. Seattle, Washington
D. Edmonton, Alberta
China has had an impressive rise economically in recent decades. Historically, it was the source of many globally important innovations. We wonder: How many Chinese citizens have been awarded a Nobel Prize in any field since the prizes were first given out in 1901?
Much of U.S. history is inextricably linked with guns. They remain a major cultural element today, despite pervasive accidents and intentional homicides. We wonder: Which of the following statements about the United States and guns are correct?
A. More mass shootings than any other developed nation.
B. Gun ownership rate is the highest in the world.
C. U.S. stands out for the lack of policy response after mass shootings
D. The gun death rate is the highest in the G7.
As part of the current refugee crisis hitting the EU from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the share of Muslim populations living in Western countries has moved into the center of debate. We wonder: What is the percentage share of Muslims in the total population of the United States today?
A. Less than 1%