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Questions Geography – Mr. Fagan
A) Explain why oil
exploration in the area shown could lead to high economic and environmental
B) Assess the relative importance of named
players in the global supply of energy.
A) Oil exploration in the areas such as the Amazon could lead to high
environmental costs due to the fact that there are a lot of ecosystems in the
area, oil exploration may lead to destruction of these ecosystems which may
endanger the species. Permanent damage may be done as it may be difficult for
the ecosystem to be rebuilt.
As well as this, deep water drilling is also required
in places such as the Arctic, this is perhaps a sensitive and delicate
procedure as new technology may be used to carry out the deep water drilling
and by chance an oil spill may occur. Following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of
Mexico it showed that oil spill can once again be a great danger to water
species and birds, it is a major pollutant of water itself, 20 years on from
the oil spill in Exxon Valvez, Gulf of Alaska, toxic crude oil was found hiding
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Such energy types such as nuclear energy cause
a problem when it comes to its disposal due to the fact that it takes thousands
of years before it is actually safe consumers may also complain and protest
against this due to health and safety issues for them and ge.....