Spectacular Science DEBATE POST!!: Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Natural Resources

This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is…Renewable vs. Nonrenewable Natural Resources! Remember, please send us what type of weathering you think is cooler by going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our poll.

Nonrenewable Natural Resources

Nonrenewable resource are resources that can’t be replaced or take a long time to replace. These resources cannot be renewed and take a long time to form. That means that the time to replace the resources is never or longer than a human lifetime. There are only a set amount of nonrenewable resources on Earth. Examples of nonrenewable resources are coal, oil, natural gas, and ores like iron and aluminum. Because they take a long time to replace, we have to use nonrenewable resources very carefully and strategically.

Renewable Natural Resources

Renewable resources are resources that can be replaced and do not run out. Renewable means that we can constantly renew or make/get more of these resources. They can be replaced in a human lifetime or less. Examples of renewable resources are water, sunlight, and wind. These natural resources are all around us and do not run out. These natural resources can be used to produce energy because they are always around us. There might be more sunlight or wind in a specific place, but there is at least some of the natural resource in an area. Renewable resources do not really pollute the environment and come from the natural world. Renewable resources are also much cleaner than nonrenewable resources. This is what a renewable resource is!