THIS USER ASKED ๐Ÿ‘‡

Which of the following is probably not an effect of urban sprawl?

A.
the loss of habitats and biodiversity
B.
decreased shortages of water and other resources
C.
increased temperatures in summer months
D.
more air pollution that is harmful to human health

THIS IS THE BEST ANSWER ๐Ÿ‘‡

The correct answer is B. Reduced scarcity of water and other resources

Explanation:

Urban sprawl refers to the expansion of the population to areas far from the urban center to the former rural areas, which means that new houses and buildings are being built from the city center and therefore the urbanized area expands.

Urban sprawl has numerous effects including habitat and biodiversity loss as new buildings and houses in the zone have a negative impact on animals and plants from rural areas; also, urban sprawl leads to more air pollution because people moving from an urban center typically rely on the use of vehicles to move to urban centers which creates more air pollution; in addition urban sprawl is linked to increased temperatures due to urbanization and human activities because urban areas and the surrounding rural areas have different temperatures. Finally, urban sprawl suggests that water and other services are more expensive and usually of lower quality and quantity, which can lead to an increase in water scarcity and other services.

Thus, reduced water scarcity and other sources are not linked to urban sprawl, but alternatives such as habitat loss, increased temperatures and air pollution are a common effect.