Fossil Fuels And Its Effects On Our World

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Fossil fuels have been a big discussion in today’s world due to the pollution they have been causing on the earth. Fossil fuels have been creating energy for the world for so many years. Fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coals used every day by almost every American. We use it to travel, to keep us warm, to cook our food, and many other everyday activities, but we don’t know the harm it is doing to the world. Thanks to Media today we are starting to realize the damage fossil fuel is causing on our world. But can we live without the use of fossil fuels, they been around for so long can we move on from their advantages. How Did Fossil Fuels Form? Fossil fuels were formed millions of years ago. Many people thought fossil fuels were formed by the remains of dead dinosaurs, but fossil fuels were actually formed before dinosaurs even walked this earth. (US Department of Energy). “However Fossil fuels were once alive; they were formed from ancient plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. When these plants and animals died, they decomposed and became buried under layers and layers of mud, rock, and sand. Eventually, hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet of earth covered them.” (US Department of Energy). A million years later the dead plants and animals decomposed into organic materials and formed what we call now “Fossil Fuels” (US Department of Energy). There are three types of fossil fuels and how they were formed depend on the
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