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GEOGRAPHY 216 Lecture 11 – The nature of resources: renewable and nonrenewable (Reading 9) Outline Definitions: environment, resource, renewable resources, non- renewable resources, negative externalities, biotechnology Figure 4.1 A typology of resources (course pack p. 96) Exhaustible (non-renewable, consumed by use) Fossil fuels (renewability depends on use levels and human investment) Animals, Fish Plants, Forests, Soils Non-metal element minerals
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Unformatted text preview: Metallic minerals Air and water quality (naturally renewable independent of use) Solar energy Tidal and wind power Water resources Infinitely renewable Two positions on economic growth: not sustainable and sustainable Conditions of global food supply The green revolution (mid-1960s and 1970s) Environmental impacts from food production Biotechnology: potential benefits and risks...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GEOG 208 taught by Professor Akin during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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