The Cost Of Natural Resources

Week 3 Discussion

Chapter 5, “Energy,” in your textbook explains why the world is in the midst of an energy crisis as it concerns the rapid use and depletion of nonrenewable natural resources. According to Hite (2021), “Many experts predict that the largest increase in demand for oil in the coming years will come from increasingly industrialized economies with large populations” (p. 140).


Task A) Main Discussion Post

1) From the Chapter 5 readings and other course material, discuss the ways in which the energy crisis could be offset by measures taken in developed nations to address the energy-climate crisis. 2) Discuss potential strategies could be used to reduce the demand for energy in industrialized economies with large populations. 3) Discuss issues associated with satisfying the demand for energy while taking more responsible approaches in developing countries and developed countries.

Remember to provide complete reference sources for the main discussion questions.  It is important to number each question to better understand your responses to specific concepts..

Task B)  Student to Student Response

Review your classmates’ posts and respond to at least one other student offering a substantive comment on that classmate’s position. You should include details, examples, and, if necessary, citations.