The Effects Of Fossil Fuels On The Health Of Wildlife, Environment, And Human Beings

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INTRODUCTION

Fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and gas have dominated and supplied most of the world’s energy needs for decades. As the dominant energy supply, it is not likely to be eliminated. It is thought to remain persistently in the environment for the next few generations. Fossil fuels have many long term consequences; for starters they are not a renewable source, thus they can deplete faster than they can be renewed. Not only are they exhaustible, they are a major threat to the environment; of particular concern is the threat towards the health of wildlife, ecosystems, environment, and human beings. The ignorant uses of these resources have resulted in various oil spills over aquatic ecosystems that have in turn harmed and killed wildlife. The primary and latest concerns of fossil fuels are the emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by vehicles and factories. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that has contributed to a rise in global temperatures. It has disrupted weather patterns all around the world; some cities have experienced severe droughts, increased precipitation, heat waves, and supressed rainfall. The risks associated with fossil fuels therefore, require immediate actions in order to save the planet from an environmental catastrophe. Consequently, the need for incorporating renewable and inexhaustible energy sources is increasing. Renewable energy sources come in the seven following forms: hydropower, nuclear, geothermal, biomass, solar,…

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