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One of the biggest problems we're facing on earth is natural resources drain: this means we're using up resources that cannot be replaced... and soon we're going to run out!
The effects of running out of our natural resources will most likely lead to extinction of the human race unless we find alternatives.
Oil - we will be unable to produce enough electricity to power our cities and towns, we will be unable to produce plastic which we need for many everyday products including medical equipment, and most notably, we will be unable to travel as much - most cars, trains, boats and planes rely on oil to make them move!
Water - if we run out of clean water, we will be forced to build huge, expensive water treatment plants all over the world or risk dying of thirst.
Phosphorous - an example of a rare mineral which if we run out of, we would be unable to grow many of the world's crops. This will lead to mass starvation as there would not be enough food to feed everyone.
Coal - without coal we will be unable to power our homes, school and hospitals.
Natural Gas - we will be unable to produce electricity we need, and most notably, many people would be unable to survive the cold winters across the world.
The two key things we can do to help solve this problem is to:
One of the biggest ways we can help solve this problem is to find a new way of producing electricity - especially by renewable sources. Wind, hydro, solar and tidal power are renewable ways of generating electricity but more research and inventiveness needs to be put into finding ways to produce enough electricity when we need it and without causing new environmental damage.