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Flashcards in Resource Management Deck (17):
1

What is abiotic resource?

Obtained from the lithosphere atmosphere and hydrosphere

2

Give an example of an abiotic resource

Minerals

3

What is biotic resource?

Obtained from the biosphere and are capable of reproduction

4

Give an example of biotic resource

Animals

5

What is a non - renewable resource

Cannot be remade

6

Give an example of a non - renewable resource

Coal

7

What is a renewable resource?

Potentially inexhaustible and can be naturally replenished in a much shorter time scale

8

Give an example of a renewable resource

Wind

9

Give an example of exploiting the environment

Over fishing in the North Sea

10

Give detail about fishing in the North Sea

- Fishing industry provides jobs
- Cod numbers have declined over the last 100 years
- Fish provide protein and employment

11

What is the UK's natural resources?

- Precipitation
- Agriculture
- Oil and Gas

12

Give 2 advantages of Coal

- Generates large amounts of energy
- Still enough coal reserves to last 200 years+

13

Give two disadvantages of Coal

- Burning Coal releases greenhouse gases into atmosphere
- Mining coal is dangerous

14

Give two advantages of Wind Energy

- Harnessing wind energy doesn't pollute atmosphere
- Lowest priced renewable resource

15

Give two disadvantages of Wind Energy

- Energy only produced when there is wind to move blades
- Installations can be insight on the landscape

16

Give three examples of Global Variations

- Population
- Wealth
- Availability

17

What is the Global demand and supply

- Rapid population growth
- Rising affluence
- Advances in - technology