Fossil Fuels Are Bad For Our Environment

889 WordsNov 2, 20154 Pages
Fossil fuels are bad for our environment, and in a economy that is struggling, there is no point in pouring billions of dollars a year into an energy source that is killing our other resources. This kind of spending and reckless destruction of our environment will eventually have to stop. The question is, when it does what will we do? There are many other forms of alternative energy that are accessible to us right now. These energy sources will eventually have to be used in the place of burning fossil fuels to power our world. People have become so accustomed to the idea that burning fossil fuels is okay because "that 's how it has always been". Even as I am writing this, and researching why it has to stop, I am not in a panic because these warnings about our planets future health have been preached to me for a long time. Someday, though, we won 't have a choice to ignore this issue any longer. "The limiting factor on humans ' fossil fuel use will not be the exhaustion of economically recoverable fossil fuels, but the exhaustion of the Earth 's capacity to withstand the harmful byproducts of fossil fuel combustion." - Jeffrey Rissman. Rissman believes, like I do, that there will come a time that burning fossil fuels won 't be an option. When this time comes solar energy is the way to turn. Solar energy is the best alternative energy source to power our homes and businesses for the future. One of the major setbacks of using solar energy is the cost. It is expensive to
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