The World 's Dependence On Fossil Fuels

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The World’s Dependence on Fossil Fuels
When you think of fossil fuels what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of the massive oil rigs set up around the world or maybe your mind wonders to how fossil fuels formed in the Earth millions of years ago. Truthfully the full extent of our usage of fossil fuels around the world is widely not realized. Around the Christmas season as you decorate your Christmas trees consider this: if your Christmas tree is artificial then it is likely manufactured with fossil fuels. The lights, ornaments, and other various decorations are made using fossil fuels as well. Even something as simple as getting ready in the morning likely involves at least three items whose manufacturing required the usage of fossil fuels. Fossil fuel is being used at an alarming rate across the world and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. Despite this, our great dependence is rarely addressed. This discussion is meant to highlight the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, the impact on the world if we were to run out of fossil fuels, and how we can wean ourselves away from this dependence on a resource that is nonrenewable and disappearing quickly.
Section I: The World’s Dependence on Fossil Fuels We as humans often do not think in macro terms. Rather, we tend to think in the micro perspective. What is directly affecting us at this very moment? That is the subject that is on our minds. But what if we changed that perspective to the macro perspective for the
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