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Sizing Up the G20

On July 7 and 8, world leaders will gather in Hamburg, Germany, for this year’s “Group of 20” (G20) summit. Their task is to find points of agreement on complex global issues that cannot be solved without cooperation between countries. We wonder: Which of the following statements are true about the G20 countries collectively?

A. They represent more than 20% of the world’s countries.
B. They account for more than 60% of the world population.
C. They produce more than 80% of the world’s GDP.
D. They release more than 80% of CO2 emissions.
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Why India Digs Coal

Producing more power is key to sustaining India’s economic growth and reducing poverty. At the same time, power generation also has direct effects on health and the environment. We wonder: Which of the following statements about India’s power needs are true?

A. India has more people without access to electricity than any other country.
B. India is the world’s third-largest consumer of coal.
C. India is the world’s third-largest source of carbon emissions.
D. India is only the 110th-largest source of carbon emissions per capita.

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