Explain why oil exploration in the area shown could lead to high economic and environmental cost.
Examination questions737 Words / ~1½ pages Christ The King Sixth Form London
Examination Questions Geography – Mr. Fagan A) Explain why oil exploration in the area shown could lead to high economic and environmental cost. 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…[show more]