Over the last several decades, considerable progress has been made when it comes to women in politics. In some countries, women account for nearly half of parliament members. Most other nations lag far behind. We wonder: Which country has the largest share of women in its national parliament?
B. United States
Since about 2006, domesticated bee colonies in North America and Europe have been collapsing at high rates. We wonder: Which of the following statements about the global bee crisis are true?
A. It could could eventually devastate agricultural production.
B. The crisis has already reshaped global honey trade in recent years.
C. Use of some pesticides plays an important role.
The United States considers itself to be the world leader on a broad variety of issues. We wonder: Which of the following developed countries guarantees women the longest paid maternity leave?
A. United States
D. United Kingdom
As the global warming trend continues, the deterioration of Antarctica’s ice sheets is fast becoming a matter of worldwide concern. We wonder: Which of the following statements related to the melting of Antarctica’s ice are true?
A. Sea levels have risen 7.5 cm (2.9 in) since 1997.
B. Recent meltwater could fill a US- or China-sized reservoir 10 cm (4 in) deep.
C. Sea levels could rise by 1.5-1.8 meters (5-6 feet).
D. Sea levels could rise by 13.1 meters (43 feet).
Religiously motivated tensions are re-surfacing in many areas of the world, once again testing long-held notions of peaceful coexistence. We wonder: Which religious affiliation will grow fastest between 2010 and 2050?