M05 Natural Resource Use and Sustainability


A wide range of resources are available in the natural environment, and are exploited by humans for survival or financial gain. Historically, a reliance on natural resources has been key to the development of the human race and to our economic progress. They are vital for human survival, even in today’s technologically advanced world, and a large proportion of new advances in science and technology still involve improving our ability to exploit natural resources, and the efficiency with which we can do so.