Opportunities for Economic Growth in Cold Environments Flashcards

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What is economic growth and how is it measured?

Economic growth is the increase in the market value of goods and services produced by a country, usually measured by GDP (Gross Domestic Product).

What are the economic opportunities in cold environments?

Economic opportunities include farming, energy production (solar and wind), mining (coal, copper, silver, zinc and gold), and tourism.

What are some challenges of development in cold environments?

Challenges include extreme temperatures, difficult building conditions, unstable permafrost, and inaccessible mountainous terrain.

Describe the climate and population distribution in Alaska.

Alaska has mild conditions in the south and tundra/permafrost in the north. It is sparsely populated with over half of the 750,000 inhabitants living in Anchorage.

What are the main development opportunities in Alaska?

Development opportunities in Alaska include mineral extraction, oil and gas production, fishing, and tourism.

What are the development challenges in Alaska?

Development challenges in Alaska include extremely low temperatures, inaccessibility, high costs of goods, and difficult infrastructure construction due to permafrost.

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