LOVE 201: Understanding Environmental Issues
An inderdisciplinary perspective

LOVE 201 Natural Resources Module

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Much of the following material is adapted for use in LOVE 201 from: Kesler SE (1994) Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment. MacMillan College Publishing Co., New York

Signs that we are facing a global mineral resource crisis

Historical Perspectives

Terminology & Concepts

Factors Controlling Mineral Availability

Geologic factors

Engineering factors

Environmental factors (local and global)

Economic factors

Minerals & Global Economic Patterns

Fundamental question: How much is left and how long will it last?

Global Mineral Reserves & Resources

Adequacy of World Reserves

World Reserves & the Future

-----LAST MODIFIED: 10/1/97
-----BY: Bill Leeman