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The resources of the Earth are finite

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

The resources of the Earth are finite, meaning that they are limited and will eventually be exhausted if they are not used sustainably. This applies to both non-renewable resources, such as fossil fuels and minerals, and renewable resources, such as forests and fisheries.



Cannot be replaced

Non-renewable resources, such as coal, oil and natural gas, are formed over millions of years and once they are used, they cannot be replenished. They are depleted through extraction and use, and once they are gone, they cannot be replaced. Renewable resources, such as solar, wind and hydro power, can be replenished naturally over time, however, their use can be limited by the rate of replenishment. For example, overfishing can deplete fish populations, and clearcutting can deplete forests.


Future generations can also benefit

It's important to understand that the earth has a limited amount of resources and we should use them sustainably to ensure that future generations can also benefit from them. This includes using resources efficiently, recycling, and investing in renewable energy sources. In summary, the resources of the Earth are finite, and it's crucial to use them sustainably to ensure that they will be available for future generations.



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