Carson Maher 10-20-15 AP HuG Key Issue 4 Resource : A substance in the environment that is useful to people, economically and technologically feasible to access and socially expectable to use. Sustainability and Resources: Renewable Resource : Is produced in nature more rapidly than it is consumed by humans. Nonrenewable Resource : Is produced in nature more slowly than it is used by humans. 2 Major Misuses of Resources : 1. Humans deplete nonrenewable resources such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal 2. Humans destroy otherwise renewable resources through pollution of air, water, and soil Sustainability: The use of Earth’s renewable and nonrenewable natural resources in ways that ensure resource availability in the future Three Pillars of Sustainability: 1. Environmental : The sustainable use and management of Earth’s natural resources to meet human needs such as food, medicine, and recreation is conservation Conservation Vs. Preservation : Preservation : The maintenance of resources in their present condition, with as little human impact as possible -> Nature is not a resource for
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