Essay on The Resources Of The Earth

1634 Words Nov 19th, 2014 null Page
What can be said about the resources of the earth? Is there a finite amount or are they limitless? How has humankind affected the earth over the last 200,000 years? Well, the resources of the earth are renewable in many cases, but they need time to replenish. The problem is that humans have damaged these processes of renewal by damaging the environment, and by consuming too many resources, in too short a time. This has led to irreversible damage in most cases, which not only threatens the environment, and the ecosystems directly related to it, but also humans, who depend on these resources. Over the last 200,000 years, humans have mastered agriculture, and have been able to invest time into science, and discovering many things. Unfortunately, these advances have led to extreme environmental damage, which is leading us to a crisis of overpopulation, and starvation. Let 's take a brief look at the history of the earth, and how our lives, and environment have drastically changed over the last 200,000 years. In the beginning, the earth was uninhabited by life, it was nothing more than an extremely hot mass of molten rocks that eventually spread, and solidified to make a crust. There was no oxygen, only carbon dioxide, and water vapor. The earth cooled, and the water vapor fell in torrential rain, which flowed down the mountains breaking off minerals from them, and carrying them to the sea. This led to the sea of fresh water becoming salty, like it is today. Due to the perfect…

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