Flashcards in Impacts of extracting metals Deck (8):
What 3 effects do you have to balance when mining ores?
Social, Economic and Environmental
What are the advantages of mining metal ores?
1) Useful products can be made
2) Provides local people with jobs
3) Brings money into the area - services (Transport and health) can be improved.
What are disadvantages of mining metal ores?
Bad for the environment - causes noise, scarring on the landscape and loss of habitats
Deep mine shafts can also be dangerous for a long time after the mine has been abandoned.
Mining and extracting metals takes a lot of [ ] most of which comes from [ ].
Burning fossil fuels
Fossil fuels are running out, so its important to [ ] them. Not only this, but burning them contributes to [ ], [ ] dimming and [ ] change.
Why is recycling better than extracting metals?
Uses a lot less energy. (Recycling copper only takes 15% of the energy of extracting copper)
Also saves money as a result
There's a [ ] amount of each metal in the earth. Recycling [ ] these resources.