Natural resources and pollution

Global natural assets, fixed and finite, e.g. minerals and fossil hydrocarbons. Predicted problems associated with resource depletion coupled with estimated population growth (11 billion by 2050).

'Soft' assets: soil, oceans, forests, troposphere.

Processes: photosynthesis, hydrological cycle and carbon cycle, soil formation and waste assimilation.

Problems associated with pollution, e.g. acid rain and low level ozone. Soil erosion and oxidation. Soil exhaustion through intensive use of agrochemicals. Salination as a consequence of hydroelectric schemes and runoff. Continued deforestation in tropical and temperate rain forests.

Contaminated land and remediation strategies.

Nuclear waste disposal and decommissioning of nuclear power stations.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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