Negatives of Fossil Fuels

Caitlin B, Rose A, Jordon G

What is a fossil fuel?

A fossil fuel is a natural fuel formed from the remains of once living organisms.

An example of these natural fuels are:

Coal: found in deposits made of minerals formed from vegetation remains

Oil: a liquid formed from the remains of once living aquatic organisms

Petroleum: comes from oil, and is used for almost all plastic products



Fossil fuels are Nonrenewable

What is a nonrenewable resource?

A resource that is nonrenewable cannot be replenished once it is used up. Currently, the U.S. relies on fossil fuels for 80% of our energy. Since all fossil fuels are nonrenewable, we will run out of them in the future.

How do we solve the issue?

The U.S. relies upon fossil fuels for most of our energy, because it is cheaper than the alternative energy sources. When we run out of fossil fuels, we will also not be able to use cars, machines, and plastics to name a few. Switching to more renewable and inexhaustible resources for energy will limit the economic, social, and environmental issues that using fossil fuels cause. An example of the alternative "clean" energy resources include wind, solar, and hydroelectric power.
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