Classifying resources

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  • Created on: 23-04-14 20:57
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  • How can resources be classified and defined?
    • Resource use today
      • 1/3 of the planet's resources have been used in past 30 years
      • U.S uses 30% of global resources, with 5% of population
      • 99% of goods in the U.S are thrown away within 6 months
      • U.S spend 3 to 4 times longer shopping than people in Europe
      • U.S people produce 2 x as much waste today than 30 years ago
    • Ways of classifying resources
      • By source
        • Hydrospheric
        • Lithospheric
        • Biospheric
        • Atmospheric
      • By use
      • Extent
        • Point
        • Diffuse
      • Renewability
    • Renewable resources
      • Fully renewable resources that will never run out
      • Flow resources
        • Wind
        • Solar
        • Wave
        • Geothermal
        • Tidal
      • Biotic
        • Crops
        • Domestic livestock
        • Wildlife
    • Semi-renewable resources
      • Soil
      • Timber
      • Air
      • Fish
      • Pete
    • Non renewable resources
      • Metallic minerals
      • Fossil fuels
      • Other minerals
    • U.S Oil
      • $1.83 trillion in 2011
      • Oil used to be just for use in the USA
      • Changes in technology have increased extraction figures, and lead to oil as an economic resource now
    • Caribbean and Maldives
      • Tourism accounts for 80% of GDP
      • Changes in technology and lifestyle have increased tourism over the past decade by 50%
      • People and tourism have now become a resource

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