Essays on Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels are a vital part of our everyday lives. They provide us with energy for heat, light, and transportation. But these finite resources come at an environmental cost; burning fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere which is considered to be one of the main contributors to global climate change. Despite this, there is still much debate over whether we should continue using them or look for alternative sources of energy such as renewable energy.Fossil fuels have been around since prehistoric times and they are formed from organic matter that has been buried in sedimentary rocks and subjected to intense heat and pressure over millions of years. Examples include coal, oil, natural gas, methane hydrates, tar sands, and oil shale. Fossil fuels are convenient because they can be easily transported by pipelines or tanker ships across long distances without having to rely on electricity or other forms of transportation. In addition, their high-energy content makes them very efficient sources of power as well as cost-efficient form of fuel compared to renewables such as solar or wind power which require more expensive equipment upfront before any power can be generated. However due to their non-renewable nature they will eventually run out once they have all been used up so it’s important that efforts are made now to reduce the amount being consumed while finding alternatives in order not risk adversely affecting future generations when supplies do inevitably deplete. Burning fossil fuels also emits large amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere contributing significantly to global warming ” a phenomenon linked with extreme weather conditions including floods droughts more frequent storms etc.. The use of renewable energies may not yet be able to completely replace fossil fuels but many countries have begun taking steps towards transitioning away from them setting targets for increasing their usage through investments subsidies establishment incentives etc.
Global warming is a terminology that is used to describe the world climatic changes that are caused by the gradual increase in temperatures of the earth’s atmosphere and its oceans. The temperatures are said to have risen from 0.4 to 08 degrees Celsius over the past a hundred years (Stocker). Human activities are believed to […]
The Arctic sea ice is swiftly shrinking and decreasing in size. The degree to which the sea ice cover has been reducing for the past number of years is alarming. The observable evidence points to a decline in the sea ice thickness and a decrease in the depth of the recurrent ice cover. A universal […]
“Because of the second law of thermodynamics there is no free ride. We will always pay in entropy for any transformation we create” (Wessel 58). In the myth of progress Tom Wessel writes about the path toward a sustainable future using some interesting theories, facts, examples and solutions for people to be able to leave […]