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Topic: Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India).
1) The world is passing through a global resource quandary. Explain with the examples(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of growing resource dilemma across the globe. The question hints towards the tragedy of commons.
Key demands of the question:
The answer must provide for a brief discussion on resource crisis the world is facing with examples ranging from – water crisis, air pollution, resource scarcity, Ocean garbage gyres etc.
Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines explain what you understand by resource crisis.
Discuss the following aspects in the answer:
- What is resource crisis ?explain tragedy of the commons – situations when an individual must choose between their self-interest and more of a resource, or the interest of the community and sharing the resource so everybody has a portion.
- Discuss examples that justify this resource crisis – growing population, and the insufficient availability of clean drinking water, lack of cleaner air, depleting fossil fuels, waste management etc.
- Discuss the significance of efforts to tackle such a dilemma, what needs to be done – need for sustainable future.
Conclude with way forward.