Resource Consumption

What are renewable resources?
resources that can renew themselves without any human interaction (wind, sunlight)
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What are non renewable resources?
resources that cant be remade/renewed there is only a fixed amount available (coal)
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What are sustainable resources?
resources that are managed so that they can renew themselves (wood)
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What are the different types of resources?
energy, mineral, physical, biological
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What are energy resource uses?
heating, cooking, transport, electricity etc
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Energy resources examples
oil, coal, gas, water, sunlight
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Energy resources category?
renewable and non renewable
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Mineral resources uses?
building, jewellery making, manufacture
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Mineral resource examples
iron ore, diamond, quartz, stone
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mineral resources category
non renewable
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physical resources use?
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physical resources examples
water, wind, sunlight
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physical resources category
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biological resources uses
food production, energy, manufacture
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biological resources examples
bio fuels, wheat, timber, fish
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biological resources category
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Global supply and use of resources is not what?
not consistent across the world. There are inequalities and pressures on supply and consumption
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What regions usually consume most resources?
Europe, the USA and Japan
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What regions consume the least resources?
Africa, South America and some parts of Asia
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rich regions (resources)
some of the richest regions have very few natural resources (japan)
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poor regions (resources)
some poor regions are resource rich (Sudan)
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richest 20% (resources)
the richest 20% consume over 86% of all global resources
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poorest 20% (resources)
the poorest 20% consume only 1.3% of all global resources
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Where is an example of inequalities within a country?
India- Maharashtra and Bihar
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oil is found in many countries but s used in every country around the world
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What are the differences in oil consumption across the world?
generally developed countries consume more oil than developing countries
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What happens to a countries demand for oil as it develops?
the demand for oil and the amount it consumes is likely to increase
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Who pays for oil extraction?
governments and large companies because they can make a huge amount of money selling it
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What percentage of the worlds oil does the USA use?
it uses 21% of the worlds oil despite only having 5% of the worlds population
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How much of the worlds electricity is provided by HEP?
20% supplying 1 billion people
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99% of wheres electricity is HEP?
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What sort of countries generally invest in HEP?
more developed countries with more money
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How many countries generate and use their own HEP?
150 countries the largest are the USA, Canada, Brazil and China
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What is a difference between HEP and oil?
oil can be transported but HEP is much harder to transport/ can't be transported
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Who believed in the crisis point?
Thomas Malthus - Malthusian theory
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What are non renewable resources?


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What are sustainable resources?


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What are the different types of resources?


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What are energy resource uses?


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