The Harmful Effects Of Mining Industry On Our World Essay

1762 Words Nov 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Throughout the world non-renewable resources are extracted from the earth 's surface such as oil, copper, gold, iron, by mining industries daily. Mining companies are located anywhere around the world but Latin America specifically has many resources that Mining industries want. The most popular places; Peru, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina have the largest amounts of mines and exportation of resources, but even though these are the largest in south America, mines are found in small countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Mining industries are doing more harm than good within communities in Latin America, and this is important to know in global development. Knowing the harmful effects mining has on our world it allows us to understand and overcome these harmful effects. If it is left with no view on what is going on, it will harm our world even more. Yes, many people view mining not as a global issue but something that benefits people, because it produces mass amounts of jobs for those that aren 't working and it 's a way we can extract resources from the earth and sell trade/it. Mining is harmful to communities within Latin America because it impacts the environment negatively with the large amounts of non-renewable resource extracted, it affects people 's overall well-being and health due to the high amounts of pollution produced by mining, and creates social conflict within local communities. With regards to the negative factors of mining in Latin…

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