Non-renewable Resource

A non-renewable resource is a natural resource that exists in finite quantities and cannot be replenished at the same rate at which it is consumed. These resources are essential to the economy and modern way of life, but their limited availability and high demand make them vulnerable to depletion. Non-renewable resources include fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as minerals like copper, zinc, and iron. These resources took millions of years to form and are extracted from the earth through mining or drilling. As these resources are consumed, their availability decreases and their extraction becomes increasingly expensive. The overexploitation of non-renewable resources poses significant environmental and social challenges, including land degradation, water pollution, and displacement of indigenous communities. Therefore, it is crucial to promote the development and use of renewable energy sources to reduce the dependence on non-renewable resources and mitigate their negative impacts.