Essay about The Effects Of Non Renewable Resources On Earth

830 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 4 Pages
What will happen to Earth when we run out of non-renewable resources such as; peat, coal, oil, natural gas, tar sands, oil shale, and uranium? How will greenhouse gases made by non-renewable resources effect Earth? What kind of world will our children and grandchildren live in? Do you want generations to come to live in a world where they have to wear masks over their mouth and nose because of excessive amounts of smog, a world that is barren and unclean, or a world where people fight for the last non-renewable resources because without them, they won’t survive? At the rate our generation is going, scientists have estimated that we will have consumed all of the non-renewable resources on Earth in a mere two hundred years. Imagine your great-grandchildren trying to survive in a world where there will be no non-renewable resources, it won’t be an easy world to live in. Imagine a desolate, toxic world, with very little vegetation and clean water, how will the generations to come survive? The main reason that we need to care about the amount of non-renewable resources we use is because the Earth can replenish its supply of these resources only so fast. Non-renewable resources are called non-renewable because it takes billions of years for Earth to replenish them, whereas renewable resources are replenished almost immediately after they are used. Therefore, at the rate that we are consuming these non-renewable resources, Earth will not have time to replenish them before we run…

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