Feelings versus Facts – a Homo sapiens conundrum
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There are ~7 billion people in the world today. Which map shows the population distribution best?
The UN predicts that by 2100, the world population will increase by another 4 billion people. What is the main reason?
A: there will be more children (age below 15)
B: there will be more adults (age 15-74)
C: there will be more very old people (age >75)
In the last 20 years, the proportion of the world population living in extreme poverty has:
A: almost doubled
B: remained more or less the same
C: almost halved
How many people in the world have access to electricity?
Worldwide, 30-year old men have spent 10 years in school on average. How many years have women of the same age spent in school?
A: 9 years
B: 6 years
C: 3 years
Over the last 50 years, global meat (cattle, poultry, sheep, goat, etc) production has increased:
A: 2 times
B: 6 times
C: 20 times
Over the last 10,000 years, Earth’s average climate has been:
A: more than 30% warmer than today
B: less than 30% warmer than today
C: it has never been as warm as the present
During the occupation of Greenland by the Norse 1000 years ago, the permafrost depth on the land was:
A: about the same as today
B: at least 1 m lower than today
C: at least 1 m higher than today
Over the last 10,000 years, glaciers across the globe have:
A: expanded rapidly within the last 2000 years
B: melted at a continuous rate
C: remained unchanged until very recently
Over the last 5,000 years, global sea level has been:
A: consistently rising
B: consistently falling
C: remaining unchanged until very recently
In general, I tend to be more:
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