|G is for Geography|
Another type of climate is the high latitude climate. This climate is cold much of the year and has little sunlight. This means that there's not much vegetation. Not having a large amount of vegetation means that the area is very dry with little amount of rainfall.
In addition to climate, natural resources affect how we live in our world and understand its geography. In discussing natural resources, there are a few crucial topics to cover. They include different types of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable resources, and where each of those things are found.
|Climate Regions of the World|
In discussing natural resources, there are a few crucial topics to cover. They include different types of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable resources, and where each of those things are found.
Starting off with the different types of resources, there are renewable and non-renewable; some renewable resources include wind energy, which uses wind turbines to generate electricity, another is geothermal power, which uses the Earth’s heat to create electricity, there is hydro-electric which uses water from rivers to turn turbines that produce power, and lastly, there is solar energy that uses the energy from the sun to make power. Moving into the non-renewable resources of the world, there are many that once used, cannot be replenished, like oil, coal, and natural gas. These all create harmful emissions and will eventually run out anyway. Now, we move more in depth into renewable and non-renewable resources.
There are many renewable and non-renewable resources. The most common renewable resources are wind, water, and solar. Renewable resources are good for the environment. There are very few negatives, if any, related to using renewable resources. The best thing about them is if managed properly, they will last us forever.
|Oil and Natural Gas Production in the United States|
Coming off the topic of renewable and non-renewable resources, it’s time to look at where some of these resources are located. Starting with the renewable resources, they are found in multiple places and are not specific to just one area. Solar energy can be harnessed anywhere that gets sufficient sun every day. As for wind power, it is best harnessed in flat plains-like areas where the wind is not slowed down by hills or mountains. Hydro-electric power is only really useful to areas where there is a fast moving body of water to turn the turbines and generate power. Finally, geothermal energy can really be used anywhere that you can dig into the ground deep enough to reach the Earth’s internal heat. As for non-renewable resources, oil is found heavily in Mexico, Alaska, Venezuela, and the Middle-east, along with other places. Coal can be found all across the world in mines dug just for that reason; there are not really exclusive areas where it is found.
In conclusion, World Geography helps us to understand the world around us. Through understanding the climate regions of the world and the natural resources provided, we can function better together as a society.
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