This note is a part of my Zettelkasten. What is below might not be complete or accurate. It is also likely to change often.
22nd July, 2020


Finitude is the notion that resources in this world are finite. Resources run a risk of Resource Depletion

Examples of finite resources:


  • India's fuel of choice is coal.
  • The problem is that the amount of coal being extracted is increasing year on year and its not renewable - it takes thousands of years to form coal.
  • Environmental Impact:
    • 1.64 lakh hectare of forest land has been cleared for coal mining
    • Water needs of 1/5 of india's population can be supplied with what is used for coal extraction.
  • Social Impact
    • Dispacing the most vulnerable people - who are rooted the most in their land
    • Pollution this creates effects millions of people all around


  • We are extracting more than the renewal rate. Therefore, this too is a finite resource which is constantly getting depleted.