Natural resources are materials that is made naturally without any work from humanity. They consist of renewable resources and non-renewable resources. The depletion of both natural resources is due to the resources being used up quicker than it can be made and this is done largely by Man. Examples of the natural resources that are undergoing depletion include, minerals, oil, forests, water and wildlife.
With increased population of humankind, Earth’s current volume of resources is definitely not enough for us to sustain in the long run. Every year, 55 billion tons of of biomass, fossil energy, metal and minerals are being extracted from the world, and this number only increases as the years go by (The World Counts, 2018). Humanity are using up multiple times the volume of natural resources that are required by Earth to be sustainable. Depletion of natural resources is one of the most frightening problems in on Earth to date. Of all resources that are being used up quicker than we can replenish, the two resources we have chosen are water and fossil fuels.