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Discipline: Geography

Question topic: Environmental Risks: Economic Development

Source: Originais Teachy

Level of difficulty: Medium

(Originais Teachy 2023) - Question Medium of Geography

In the context of economic development, industrialization has been a major driving force that has propelled many societies into prosperity. However, this progress has often come at a significant environmental cost. Consider the example of a developing nation that is actively seeking to expand its manufacturing sector in a bid to boost its economy. The government has proposed the construction of a large factory near a coastal area, which is home to a diverse range of marine life. What potential environmental risks could arise from the establishment of this factory?
a.
The potential environmental risks that could arise from the establishment of the factory near the coastal area include pollution (air, water, and soil), habitat destruction, contribution to climate change, noise pollution, and risks related to accidents and disasters.
b.
The potential environmental risks that could arise from the establishment of the factory near the coastal area include increased tourism, job creation, and improved infrastructure.
c.
The potential environmental risks that could arise from the establishment of the factory near the coastal area include increased agricultural productivity, improved healthcare, and enhanced education.
d.
The potential environmental risks that could arise from the establishment of the factory near the coastal area include increased trade, improved transportation, and technological advancement.
e.
The potential environmental risks that could arise from the establishment of the factory near the coastal area include increased GDP, reduced poverty, and improved living standards.

Answer:

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