Answer to Question #48323 in Biochemistry for christiane
how taking our rocks and the rock cycle, minerals and coal (energy sources) would affect the living and non living world and how we depend on mining.
Currently coal is one of the most importantenergy resources. By the usage of coal and other fossil fuel people increase the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. It means the activation of plant growth (CO2 is one of the limiting elements for that) and water resources acidification (as the partial concentration of CO2 of atmosphere increases). Mining activity releases great amount of minerals and creates the possibility to spread them all over the world. For example, by mining we can create great concentration of the Uranium on the Earth surface.