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4/12/11 Environment Ø Resources Ø Non renewable Ø Renewable Ø Energy Production Ø Minerals Ø Pollution Ø Air Water
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4/12/11 Non renewable resources Ø Non renewable, renewable, perpetual Ø Fossil Fuels – petroleum, natural gas, coal Ø Origin - fossilized organic matter – millions of years to form- supply is finite in human terms. Ø Consumption Ø 5% of world’s pop (US) consumes 22% of fossil fuels – 20% (other Core) consumes 28% - 20% (China) consumes 15% and 55%
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4/12/11 Energy Production Ø Fossil Fuel reserves Ø Proven – oil 50 years, gas 60 years, coal 175 years (at current consumption rates) Ø Potential – largely sub-oceanic. Ø Economic cost of extraction Ø Lowest costs in Gulf States Ø Higher costs for sub sea wells, oil shales, tar sands etc.
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4/12/11 Natural Gas
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4/12/11 Co al
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4/12/11 Petroleu
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4/12/11 Mineral resources Ø 8 common elements – 3,000 minerals Ø Resource once a use is identified. Ø
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course GEOG 1123 taught by Professor Neely/turner during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.

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