Oil

By: Nikhil Jain

OIL

Oil is a unique natural resources and can be used in many different ways. It is a non-renewable resource that may eventually run out. In this Smore I will explain why we need oil, the process of harvesting and extracting oil, impacts that happen to people and the environment because of the process of harvesting/using/ extracting oil, and what can be done to reduce the severity of the negative 'impacts' given that the 'impacts' of harvesting/using/extracting are negative.

1. A Brief Description of Oil

Oil is a viscous liquid derived from petroleum it is also any neutral, non polar chemical substance. An oil is a non-renewable resource because oil is produced from the remains of animals and plant over the millions of years. A renewable resource is replaced in an acceptable amount of time like: days to years. Oil takes millions of years to form. Oil can be used in fuel, lubrication, and the manufacture of plastics, paints, transfer heat and many other materials. Oil comes from the ground and needs to harvested for use. In Canada much of our oil is mixed in with soil and is found in Alberta which is the 3rd largest oil reserve in the world. The largest supplier of oil in the world are Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.

These items relate to Oil

2.

Why We Need To Use Oil(Click Me)

This is a little prezi on why we need to use oil.

3. The process of harvesting/using/extracting the resource

4. impacts that harvesting/using/extracting this resource has on people and the environment

Harvesting

Before ________________________________After Rip the Land for Oil

In order to extract the oil from the land larges areas need to be cleared resulting in the destruction of animal habitats, and plants as well as destroying the natural environment

This can cause animal and plant species previously inhabiting this area to be endangered and changes the green space into wastelands.

Using

Car's Create Pollution

We use oil for many reasons. The thing we use that causes impacts on the environment the most are cars. We use cars for our every day living to travel to places we need to go to. When we use cars which runs on petroleum it releases smoke in the air from the exhaust. It causes impact on the people because all the smoke from the exhaust is carbon monoxide which can cause harm to people's lungs.

Extracting

Oil Spills

When we extract oil from places such as water we sometimes create oil spills. This occurs when they are extracting the oil from beneath the surface and they have to dig deep then the tube they extract it with cracks. When the tube cracks all the oil comes out and enters the oceans. When the oil enters the ocean it kills a lot of animals and that has a big impact on the environment. This causes great impacts on the environment, it could cause a specie to become endangered or even extinct.

What can be done to reduce the severity of the negative 'impacts' given that the 'impacts' of harvesting/using/extracting are negative.

Using

Stop Air Pollution - How You Can Do Your Bit AND Save Money
This is a video on how you can stop air pollution.

Extracting

How to prevent a deepwater oil disaster in future ?
A video on how to prevent oil spills

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