Non-renewable resources are energy sources that we consume without replacing. They are natural resources that are made in nature meaning that these resources cannot be manmade. However, despite knowing this have we ever stopped to think what is going to happen to us when these resources run out?... My name is Kush Patel and today I stand here hoping to open your eyes to the realities of this world.
Here are some scary, but true, facts regarding non-renewable energy resources according to “The Ecologist”, based on current worldwide consumption rates:
• The natural gas supply will run out within the next 35 years.
• Within 70 years the world's current oil reserves will be gone but if the current rate of consumption continues for oil, the supply is predicted to run out within the next 14 years.
There are four main types of non-renewable energy resources which are also the most widely used ones. Three of these resources of liquid. The gas is trapped in pockets beneath the rocks.
To extract this gas geologists study the earth and different rock formations and decide where the best places are metal to last us up until the year 5085. This is because we only need eight cubic centimetres of uranium to power up the whole of South Africa per day. At this rate we will only need one cubic metre to power up the entire world per day. Although, relying on one non-renewable resource to replace another non-renewable resource may not be the wisest of decisions.
After researching this topic it has come to my knowledge that we are not going to be able to utilise our worlds non-renewable resources for the many, many years that we would like to. I have thus researched a few small steps that one could start taking in order to reverse this abuse of non-renewable resources.
A few things that we can start doing at home are:
• Turning off the lights when leaving a room.
• Adding solar panels to homes as an energy source.
• Installing only high efficiency appliances in your...