Essay on Global Warming : The Earth As We Know It Today Is Endangered

1242 Words Apr 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
Renewable Ressources
The Earth as we know it today is endangered. At the brink of a monumental shift in living conditions, caused by manmade global warming, mankind is scurrying towards averting this calamity that would forever change the Earth. Global warming is slowly progressing towards the point of no return, which will lead to mass extinction of fauna and flora all the while forcing humans to abandon coastal areas as the sea level rises. Having identified fossil fuels as the main catalyst for the calamity, mankind is treating the tragedy at its source, via the reduction in the use of non-renewable fossil fuels in favour of renewable sources clean energy. The Oxford Dictionary (2015) defines renewable resources, also known as clean energy, as “energy from a source that is not depleted when used” such sources include but are not limited to solar power and wind power. Consequently, humanity has invested heavily in those alternatives hoping to slow down and eventually defeat global warming. On the other hand there are those who believe that the issues relating to non-renewable resources are exaggerated and that global warming is just an elaborate myth. Thus, it is without the shadow of a doubt that renewable resources are the best alternative to fossil fuels.
The problem with non-renewable resources is that the use of such resources endangers the environment. There is a plethora of dangerous side effect to the use of fossil fuels which lead to global warming. The…

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