Fossil Fuels And Its Effect On Our Health

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Currently, Fossil fuels are the primary source of energy in Canada because of the inexpensiveness, but they are immensely affecting our society and environment. Fossil fuels have been our primary source of energy from a long time which accounts for a substantial amount of the carbon dioxide in the air. The demand for fossil fuels is still high and the supply is slowly decreasing since we have been using it. We should retire fossil fuels and standardize the use of alternative energy. Alternative energy is inexhaustible so it will never encounter the same problems that fossil fuels did. Alternative energy will be good in the long term as well because of the stable and declining prices. Canada should move towards the standardization of…show more content…
“If we don 't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas.” - Judy Biggert. Increasing the supply of renewable energy would allow us to replace carbon-intensive energy sources and significantly reduce global warming emissions. “The sooner we get started with alternative energy sources and recognize that fossil fuels makes us less secure as a nation, and more dangerous as a planet, the better off we 'll be.” – Lindsey Graham.
Throughout Canada, strong winds, sunny skies, plant residues, heat from the earth, and fast-moving water can each provide a vast and constantly replenished energy resource supply. “Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.” – David Suzuki. These diverse sources of renewable energy have the technical potential to provide all the electricity the nation needs many times over (Union of Concerned Scientists). Estimates of the technical potential of each renewable energy source are based on their overall availability given certain technological and environmental constraints. However, it is important to note that not all of this technical
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