The Pros And Cons Of Fossil Fuels

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Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons sourced from the organic remnants of prehistoric organisms that are then exploited in the production of coal, oil and natural gasses. The organic matter takes centuries to form. Fossil fuels predominantly comprise of carbon and hydrogen bonds, unfortunately fossil fuels are not a renewable energy resource. Once all organic remnants are seared, there isn't any more.As a result of burning the consumption of fossil fuels has nearly doubled every 20 years since 1900.This is a specific problem for oil, because materials like oil are used to make plastics and numerous other products. The combustion of fossil fuels also generates other air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, volatile organic compounds and heavy metals- Michael Parfit (National Geographic). The amount of CO2 produced when a fuel is burned is a function of the carbon content of the fuel. The heat content, or the amount of energy produced when a fuel is burned, is mainly determined by the carbon (C) and hydrogen (H) content of the fuel. Heat is emitted when (C) and (H) united with oxygen (O) during combustion. Natural gas is largely methane (CH4), which has a complex energy content comparative to other fuels, and thus, it has a relatively lower CO2-to-energy content. Water and various elements, such as sulphur and non-combustible elements in some fuels, reduce their heating principles and increase their CO2-to-heat contents.The heat caused by infrared radiation is

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