Consuming Resources

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  • Created on: 23-01-13 10:27

Classifying resources

  • Natural resources (found in the natural world that we can use)
  • Human resources (the skills of a popualtion in a society)
  • Material or capital resources (resources that are already in the country)


  • Non-renewable resources - like coal, oil or diamond - can not be remade, because it would take millions of years for them to form again.
  • Sustainable resources - like wood - can be deliberately renewed. They can be managed and usable not but also in the future.
  • Renewable resources - like solar power or wind power - renew themselves, and do not need to be managed.


Uses of oil include:

  • Car fuels
  • Powering factories
  • Plastic
  • Cosmetics
  • Power: electricity
  • Medicines
  • Perfume
  • Paint
  • Fabric

Consumpsion of oil over the past 40 years:

  • Consumption has rapidly increased
  • In 2005, world consumption was 87 million barrels per day
  • In 1965, world consumption was 30 million barrels per day
  • In 40 years, the world consumption rates has grown over 3 times as much
  • Asia…


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