Risky behavior can have both a positive and negative impact, highly dependent upon the outcome of a situation in which risky behavior has been practiced. Often those who act in a risky manner are desperate, inexperienced or prone to ignoring the possibility of negative consequences. The different spheres of life refer to various parts of the Earth's structure: The atmosphere, the biosphere, the lithosphere and the hydrosphere. Risky behavior can impact the various spheres of life by reducing the quality of life of organisms living within it. For instance, if the risky behavior of a nuclear power business caused an oil leak, wildlife species in the hydrosphere would be harmed or killed.
- Possible positive impacts of risky behavior
- Possible negative impacts of risky behavior