The Risks of Renewable and Nonrenewable Resource Utilization

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The Risks of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resource Utilization This world is a marvelous, unique, naturally rich place. By naturally rich, one can mean anything from a variety of fauna and flora, and a multitude of minerals and fossil fuels. Furthermore, to add to the incredible nature of this planet, one can utilize most of these resources for purposes that can only enrich human existence. Yet these resources, whether renewable or non-renewable, will truly be finite quite soon if certain mechanisms are not put into place to protect them. For instance, non-renewable resources can number amongst them fossil fuels, many of which, once depleted, can never be utilized by future generations. Coal is one such example. But even with renewable resources, such as certain metals or timbers, if one does not recycle in order to protect them, they will also become finite, and very soon. This is then the dilemma that faces many of those who argue for sustainability and human growth promotion. In other words, can humanity achieve sustainability despite hurting nature? This is the question that will be analyzed further below. What this short examination focuses on is whether the benefits of extracting non-renewable and renewable resources from various places on Earth, such as rain forests, outweigh the depletion created, or the risks. For example, one type of renewable energy resource, such as mentioned earlier, is timber or coal. Timber is one of the many elements that is now being

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