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Facts about the Distribution of the Natural Resources

Around the world, there are natural resources that are being used and consumed over time. This planet Earth where billions of people live are enjoying the benefits that these natural resources provide. However, there is something that everyone should know and be reminded of and that is the uneven distribution of the natural resources. This is one of the very reasons why wars occur and the economy of some country are quite low. Water is very sufficient for man’s survival. Some areas have very limited supply.

In countries that have many sources of water, the people can still live a comfortable life unlike in other countries that face the problem about water. However, as there is a continuous development in many countries, the quality of water becomes very low and becomes even contaminated. Though a country is highly developed and have many sources of water, it can still be affected due to contamination. Soil, rocks, and minerals are also abundant in some areas around the world and these too are natural resources.

Raw materials comes from the minerals or heavy metals. And some countries that lack in the supply of these materials import from the nations that have abundant supply of such natural resources. This happens because of the uneven distribution of such resources. The economy of a country actually depend on the available natural resources. If it is used correctly and people do not abuse or take advantage of it, instead they help in the conservation and protection of these natural resources, then these resources will still be available.

The Different Types of Natural Resources

The earth where we will is full of natural resources. Our planet can sustain or provide for the survival of living things including us, humans. This planet was perfectly created only for us. There is no other planet that can provide edible food, clean and safe water, and other natural resources that are regarded to be very useful. In this article, the different types of natural resources are to be mentioned. There are eight common natural resources that are present everywhere, in every area around the globe.

Natural resources includes air, soil, minerals, animals, water, energy, metals, and plants. All of these are being used by us. Also, these natural resources are grouped into two types which refer to the renewable resources like energy which can come back. On the other hand, there is the non-renewable energy that do not come back once it is consumed. An example of the non-renewable energy is oil. Then, how come that there is an uneven distribution of natural resources? It is because of uneven distribution of humans.

In an area where there are too many people living yet the natural resources are not enough, it will soon be consumed. As the world’s population is continually increasing, it requires more resources to be used by everyone. Coal and oil which are known as non-renewable resources are continually being used up. These resources help in the economy of a nation. These non-renewable resources also have negative consequences that greatly affect the environment resulting to climate change or global warming.