Oil – it’s uses, reducing use and environmental consequences of the demand for this resource.

See Overall resources doc

Today we will look at the main uses of oil and how we can reduce the amount we use through reducing, conserving, substitution etc and the environmental impacts of oil drilling, transport and use ( inc plastics which are now 989% of world’s pollution and do not biodegrade!)

USES OF OIL

What areas of life do we use oil? How do we use oil? Nearly every area of life is reliant on oil…so we need to reduce use as it’s bad for the environment and it’s running out…it also causes geopolitical tension

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF THIS DEMAND FOR OIL

Discuss all the cons of using drilling/transporting and burning oil and all it’s uses today – look at benefits of alternatives ( see pages 252 – 257 in Key Geog & 128 – 131 in Wider World )  

You could get a question like this :-

Discuss the environmental consequences of increasing international demand for one raw material. [15 marks]

Deepwater horizon is a good example of this see Geographyaltheway

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