The Decline of Oil Reserves in the North Sea

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Description: Norway's once vast oil reserves in the North Sea are dwindling, and the government is facing tough choices when planning for the country's economic future. The prospect that oil might one day run out, together with the growing threat from global climate change, means the need for alternative energy sources has never been greater. A key lesson from decades of burning exhaustible fossil fuels is the importance of renewable - or at least less damaging - resources. How will Norway adjust to this threat?

Grade level(s): Middle                          Standards: OAS, GFL                        Produced By: Ann Kennedy