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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (E).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C):

Answer choice (D):

Answer choice (E): This is the correct answer choice.


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 gooodshiit
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Hello,

I wonder if anyone could help explain this question? Particularly, could someone tell me the exact line reference for answer choice E?

I chose D, because in the first paragraph, the author states that the growing importance of water has increased the potential for conflict. While now I see the potential for conflict doesn't mean conflicts have been rising sharply, I just couldn't see how E is correct and therefore a better answer choice.

Again, thank you for all the helpful comments on this forum!! Really appreciate your help!
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good,

The first sentence of the second paragraph (lines 17-22) provides the reference for answer choice (E), especially "past legal decisions" at the end of that selection.

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Is (C) incorrect because the idea that precipitation has been "declining steadily" at the time the Draft Articles were developed is unsupported?
I got thrown off by the mention of "dwindling water supplies" in the first sentence of the passage.

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I think you are referring to answer B there, Katherinthesky, and one problem with that answer is that the passage never says there has been or is currently a steady decline in precipitation. It only says that rising CO2 contributes to decreased precipitation in some areas. Nothing necessarily "steady" about that! Add that to what you already determined - that we don't know if that was the case at the time the Draft Articles were drawn up - and there is no evidence for that answer. Good work!
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gooodshiit wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:26 am Hello,

I wonder if anyone could help explain this question? Particularly, could someone tell me the exact line reference for answer choice E?

I chose D, because in the first paragraph, the author states that the growing importance of water has increased the potential for conflict. While now I see the potential for conflict doesn't mean conflicts have been rising sharply, I just couldn't see how E is correct and therefore a better answer choice.

Again, thank you for all the helpful comments on this forum!! Really appreciate your help!
Pay close attention to the word choice/phrasing used in answer choice D. It was not conflict that was escalating (as this is not directly stated in the passage), but the potential for conflict was.

(See Paragraph #1, lines #4-5).

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