What are the causes of the depletion of the natural resources?
1. Excessive or unecessary use of resources.
2. Non-equitable distribution of resources.
3. Technological and industrial development.
6. Mining for oil and minerals.
7. Drainage of wetlands.
What is exponential depletion of resources What is peaked depletion of resources What are the economic consequences of both models?
Resource depletion is an economic term referring to the exhaustion of raw materials within a region. Resources are commonly divided between renewable resources and non-renewable resources. (See also Mineral resource classification.) Use of either of these forms of resources beyond their rate of replacement is considered to be resource depletion. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_depletion
Yes, it can cause a depletion to natural resources. Farmers use pesticides and other chemicals to stop insects, pests, weeds from competing for food with plants. These chemicals can cause great damage to the soil. They can cause soil erosion. Other than this, they also cause diseases among the organisms that eat it.
Natural resource accounting is an systematic process of analysing and formulating the natural resource depletion. In other words it is an accounting for natural resources similar to profit and loss i.e. harmful effect to the environment and natural resources versus the steps taken or benefits prevented from the human efforts to the environment. Hence, human uses the natural resources and that is why is accountable for the sustainable development of the environment.
Outwards Discovery of natural resources Technological innovation increase in the labour (fall in natural rate of unemployment) improvement in productivity and efficiency Inwards Brain drain a fall in the labour force depletion of the supply of the raw materials depletion of the capital stock due to a natural disaster etc
The depletion of fossil fuels takes place because they are formed when dead people are subjected to extreme heat and pressure, way below the earths surface.Such temperature and pressure can be attained by human methods. but the government is letting us die. thus we have to rely on the natural process, which takes millions of years. Man is over-exploiting its resources. Thus the rate of use is higher than the use of replenishment, causing depletion…
Conservation of natural resources: • this will avoid too rapid a depletion of resources • this is more sustainable as it takes into account the needs of future generations • a better long-term strategy Use of natural resources: • will raise output • will raise income and employment • but resources will be depleted/exhausted more quickly • more of a short-term strategy