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Thursday, 7 March 2013

When will our global resources run out?

Level: Advanced /C1

Here is an interesting (and worrying!) article from the BBC about how much we have left of our global resources.
Read the article and answer the following questions:
1) What is a stock check?
2) In how many year's time will we run out of silver?
3) In which year will we run out of oil?
4) When will we run out of all fossil fuels?
5) True or false: the Brazilian rainforests will disappear before the Indonesian rainforests?

Answers below!


1) To make an appraisal/list of resources, to record the amount of stock held by a business ('stocktaking' is a more common word for this).
2) 17
3) 2049
4) 2054
5) False

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