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Natural resources are power sources which humans can use to generate electricity, or to create heat, there are two types of natural resources, there are Renewable Resources and there are Finite or non-renewable Resources.

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Daniel Haines 10E Essay 4 Natural resources are power sources which humans can use to generate electricity, or to create heat, there are two types of natural resources, there are Renewable Resources and there are Finite or non-renewable Resources. Renewable resources are resources which can be used over and over, such as wind power and solar power, these can be used over and over and they don't create any sort of pollution, they are clean resources. Finite/non-renewable resources are resources, which will eventually run out such as coal, gas and oil (fossil fuels). These resources create CO2 when burned and add to the greenhouse effect. The Christian teachings on stewardship state that humans have been given the responsibility to preserve and look after the Earth and all its resources so it can be passed down to the next generation. ...read more.

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For example shutting down a factory, which causes pollution but employs 3000 people would not be a Christian solution. Islam teaches that the universe and everything in it was crated by one god and so there is a unity in all of creation, like Christianity, Islam teaches that the earth should not be abused, Muslims believe that life is a test from god on which they will be judged at the end of the world. A major part of the test is looking after the environment. On the day of judgement, Muslims believe that they will be questioned be god on the way they have looked after the earth and life on Earth. Those who have polluted or misused God's gifts will not be allowed into heaven. ...read more.

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Other people would say that setting an example would not make any difference. Mainly because doing this would not make anyone else want to stop using their car etc. because it would not make a difference to the pollution situation and that in the modern world people need transport and want other luxuries. Even if other people did follow from an example made by a person it would not make a significant difference to lower the amount of pollution created by others. I think that setting an example would not make a difference. Because no one would take any notice, most people take luxuries for granted and do not realise the pollution they create. Even if some people did realise that it is creating pollution they probably would not stop using their luxuries because it would hardly make any difference in bringing down the amount of pollution there currently is. ...read more.

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