Fossil Fuels And Negative Essay

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Starting in the late 20th century, politicians became increasingly more concerned about the environment. Savante Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist, was the first to hypothesize global warming - the phenomenon of greenhouse gasses warming the earth. Margaret Thatcher was the first politician to bring the topic of global warming into the mainstream political atmosphere. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established a few years later in 1970 after politicians and scientists realized the harmful effects of fossil fuel consumption on the environment as a byproduct of the energy it creates. Fossil fuels are an attractive option in their respects to be a very solvent resource in terms of their convertibility to energy, transportation, and availability making them extremely efficient and cost effective. The harmful effects of fossil fuels, however, include but are not limited to climate change, oil spills, air pollution, and acid rain. Of the people who have access to electricity and motorized vehicles’, the largest proportion rely on fossil fuels as their primary source of energy.
These effects gave environmentalists a substantial platform to oppose the use of fossil fuels. Environmentalists and
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They present many economic and scientific claims that support their ideas in a way that is formulated around specific values. One key argument that fossil fuel advocates make is about the lack of dependency attributed to alternative energies. The reputation of energies that are most affected by this argument are the “green” energy types such as solar, wind, and tidal. Specifically, the argument points out that green energy sources are too unpredictable in the event of changing weather. Robert Wood presents this in his journal, “Tribological Design Constraints of Marine Renewable Energy Systems” as a problem when considering the design of tidal

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