Engineering & The Environment

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Engineering & the Environment

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The Five Most Critical Non-Renewable Resources (NRR)4

The Fossil Fuels4

The Petroleum/Crude Oil5

The Gas5

The Coal5

The Nuclear/Radioactive Fuels6

The Depletion Issues of Non-Renewable Resources (NRR) Faced by Humankind7

The Scarcity of Non-Renewable Resources (NRR)7

The Depletion Issues of Oil/Petroleum8

The Depletion Issues of Coal9

The Depletion Issues of Natural Gas10

The Depletion Issues of Nuclear Energy & Fossil Fuels11

The Pollution and Non-Renewable Energy12

The Consumer Attitude toward the Use of Non-Renewable Energy Sources12

The Ways to Attain Sustainable Global Development Beyond 210013

The Concept of Sustainability13

To Changes Much Beyond 2100, the Terrestrial Biosphere Committed by the 21st Century Global Warming & Other Measures14

The Sustainability and Development15

The Strategies and Reduction Targets16


Engineering & the Environment


In meaningful human timeframes, resource that does not renew itself for sustainable economic extraction at a sufficient rate is known as, a finite or non-renewable resource. For example, organically-derived fuel, this is carbon-based. To manufacture goods and create power vehicles, heat homes and electricity, the non-renewable resources are used worldwide. If the resources cannot be replaces as fast as they are used up, of their quantities are limited, then such resources are considered as non-renewable. A slow geological process creates the non-renewable resources, and they are so slow that the available stocks can be diminished by their use, in human terms.

Given the time required for their recovery, resources, like, biodiversity, fertile soils and clean water, can also be considered as non-renewable (Haq, 1997, pp. 1). Over millions of years, some non-renewable resources have been found and will eventually be depleted together. The number one contributor to global warming is the use of non-renewable resources, like, fossil fuels. Unfortunately, the use of non-renewable energy sources remains a necessity until renewable, sustainable and viable energy sources are developed. According to the prediction of the experts, within the next thirty years, the coming of peak oil production will happen.

A sharp decline is expected to experience by the world oil production after that occurs. It is predicted that the global economy will tailspin into a worldwide recession, once it is happened. The objectives of the study are the detailed discussion and investigation about the most critical non-renewable resource (NRR) depletion issues faced by the human kind and are the effective and appropriate technological interventions that can be considered in order to ensure sustainable global development.


The Five Most Critical Non-Renewable Resources (NRR)

Nuclear fuels and fossil fuels are the two main categories, in which the non-renewable resources can be generally separated.

The Fossil Fuels

The organic matter that has been trapped between layers of sediments within the earth for millions of years is the place from where the fossil fuels are derived. The fossil fuel deposits are the organic matter, fundamentally plants that have compressed and decomposed over time. Making them an ideal energy source, these materials and the deposits produced from them are highly combustible. Since they are typically retrieved through mining or drilling, therefore, they are difficult to obtain, but for the sheer amount of energy produced by the fossil fuels, they worth the ...
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