Burning Fossil Fuels-Global Warming

By Emily Chauhan & Kristen Tursi

What are fossil fuels & why are they burned ?

Fossil Fuels are natural fuels such as coal or gas, formed in the geological past from the remains of living organisms. When we burn fossil fuel we burn wood for heat and we use electricity and energy.

What is global warming and what causes it ?

Global Warming is an increase in the earths average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the green house effect. An example of what causes global warming is human expansion of the green house effect when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from earth towards space.

What are the negative effects of global warming on the enviornment ?

Negative effects of global warming on the environment :
- droughts, which causes problems with agriculture
- the rise of sea level over the past century, due to thermal expansion.

What can be done to prevent global warming?

1. Expand the use of renewable energy and transform our energy system to one that is cleaner and less dependent on coal and other fossil fuels.
2. Place limits on the amount of carbon that polluters are allowed to emit.
3. Build a clean energy economy by investing in efficient energy technologies, industries, and approaches.
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