The Negative Effects Of Fossil Fuels For Energy

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In 2011, fossil fuels accounted for approximately 82 percent of the world's primary energy use. The three mail fossil fuels consists of coal, natural gas, and oil. However, there are several negative issues that come along with using fossil fuels for energy. Fossil fuels are not a renewable source, and the burning of fossil fuels causes pollution, just to name a few. These negative factors are felt globally as every person on Earth has a need for energy and will be impacted by global climate changes. Because of these reason we should be concentrating our efforts on using and perfecting other sources for our energy. A major aspect to consider when using fossil fuels for energy is the fact that fossil fuels are not renewable; meaning they can't be re-made. Fossil fuels are the remains of dead plants and animals that have been buried under dirt and rock for millions of years; and we have become totally dependent on them. As the world's population increases, the demand and rate at which we consume fossil fuels also increases. Not only is the population increasing, but the standard of living is also increasing. Those countries who in the past consumed very little energy, are now using more energy to support their new way of life. Since fossil fuels can't be recreated, it's only natural that we will run out, but when? According to one research, our known oil deposits will last until 2052, natural gas lasting only eight years longer, and our coal deposits will run out in
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