While China and India are the world’s only “population billionaires,” the two countries are on very different demographic paths. We wonder: When will the annual growth of India’s population exceed China’s?
A. Over the coming decades
B. It is doing so now
C. It already did (over the past three decades)
D. All of the above
From hamburgers in the United States and steak tartare in France to beef Stroganoff in Russia and sukiyaki in Japan, beef has long been a staple of the world’s dinner tables. More and more, beef is a vital ingredient in world trade. We wonder: Which country exports the most beef?
A. United States
Garbage reduction efforts on earth first took shape in the 1970s, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Earth Day celebrations and other efforts coalesced around the same time. However, there also is a vital need to keep outer space junk-free, and hazard-free, for human activities and satellites. We wonder: Which country is the source of the highest number of space debris items around Earth?
C. Soviet Union (and its successors)
D. United States