Here are six already under severe pressure from current rates of consumption: 1.
Water Freshwater only makes 2. Oil The fear of reaching peak oil continues to haunt the oil industry.
Natural gas A similar picture to oil exists for natural gas, with enough gas in proven reserves to meet Phosphorus Without this element, plants cannot grow. Coal This has the largest reserves left of all the fossil fuels, but as China and other developing countries continue to increase their appetite for coal, demand could finally outstrip supply. Rare earth elements Scandium and terbium are just two of the 17 rare earth minerals that are used in everything from the powerful magnets in wind turbines to the electronic circuits in smartphones.
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