Global poverty 1 - a test
Please answer these questions:
How did the number of deaths per year from natural disasters in the world change during the last century?
A: Did it more than double?
B: Did it remain about the same in the world as a whole?
C: Did it decrease to less than half?
So how long did women 30 years old in the world go to school? (Men of the same age spent 8 years).
A: Seven years?
B: Five years?
C: Three years?
In the last 20 years, how did the percentage of people in the world who live in extreme poverty (not having enough food for the day) change?
A: Did it almost double?
B: Did it remain more or less the same?
C: Did it halve?
These and other questions are answered in this entertaining and eye-opening TEDx talk by Professor Hans Rosing, (who sadly died in early 2017) and his son, Ola.
Why not show this video and discuss the information raised?
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