Freshwater can be renewed, but environmentalists consider it nonrenewable. Why is there a contradiction in classification? a Water is recycled through the use of irrigation, bathing, and everyday use. b Water is easily polluted or depleted before it can be replaced. c Water evaporates and condenses, and then precipitation returns it to the lakes. d Water is highly affected by global warming, and is quickly evaporating.

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Water is considered nonrenewable because there is a fixed amount of it on earth. There will never be more and never be less. Hope this helped!

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