Essay on Fossil Fuels And Alternative Energy Resources

2358 Words Jul 31st, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction As our environment and economy continues to face many challenges, replacing fossil fuels with alternative energy resources, not only helps to create a cleaner environment, it also helps reduce the bills. However, not everyone is aware of these issues. It’s time we realize that there is only a matter of time before we have globally consumed all available fossil fuels. We have reached a point in time where we must look into alternative resources preferably renewable ones.
Alternative resources range from getting our energy from the sun, the wind, biomass or even water. However, new innovative thinkers have suggested using garbage as an actual energy source. While others focus more on what is available now and how we can take advantage of what we have. Whichever options we choose to follow, it times we act now for the damages we have caused to the earth is irreversible; We can however, prevent further damage.
Problems At Hand
Given the rate at which we are consuming fossil fuels, such as coal, petroleum and natural gas, is unknown and we do not know how much more is available. Also, the effect on the environment will also, in the long run affect us. Much of the damage being done is irreversible.
According to Grant Lindsey in his book, The End Of Fossil Fuels, it 's only a matter of time before fossil fuels cease to exist. Grant focuses on how much our population has grown over the years, and how that has affected us. The current world population is at 7.4…

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