Which of these is a nonrenewable resource? a. water b. sunlight c. metals d. trees
A nonrenewable resource is a resource that can't be replenished quickly or effectively. Water is a renewable resource because there is a lot of it, and it is always being replenished through the water cycle. Sunlight is a inexorable resource, which is just a fancy way of saying it will never run out. Trees can be planted, but they take a while to grow, but can, technically, be counted as a renewable resource. Therefore, the only answer that doesn't grow back after you take it is metals. Your answer is C. Metals.