The Effects Of Fossil Fuels On The Earth

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We live in a world of relentless change. This Earth we call our home has slowing been maturing since science can prove so. It has molded itself through many tedious reproductions to give it life to live on. Our home is approximately 4.54 billion years old (Sarfati 8); however, with the lifestyle that the human race has allowed itself to live, we have left unmistakable damage to the planet. We are now approaching an era that can possibly be a very difficult one. Earth has conducted a diverse amount of life with a variety of environments, animal and plant species, and water sources that are all plumish in rates. One can notice that this planet has provided us with a wide variety of resources, yet as this planet ages it seems we are seeing less …show more content…
Our planet is covered in seventy percent water, but the dilemma we face is that only 2.5 percent is drinkable. (UM 2006) Then with there being 7 billion individuals a lot of fossil fuels are being exposed into our air quality. Fossil fuels are the primary cause of this with the making of carbon dioxide. We produce fifty seven percent of carbon dioxide through fossil fuels (EPA 1). By the happening of this, it is resulting in pollution, which puts more strain on this earth in our air,water and land. Chemicals have poisoned all of the world, harming humans, wildlife, and plant life, on land, sea and air. Approximately 100,000 synthetic chemicals are now on the market, with one thousand new chemicals are added yearly (“Web of creation”). Humans are essentially the largest carbon …show more content…
From a social and economic standpoint, our world is also facing many troubles. In a excerpt called “Maybe One” it’s said, “We live in a world..where kids grow up without fathers,where violence overwhelms us,where people judge each other by the color of their skin..” (Mckibben 301). One in four births in the developing world outside China is unwanted (Verburg). People need to realize we need to think before we do, because it’s leaving others helpless. We need to find ways to be adults, grownups, people who focus on others, without being parents of large families. Unfortunately, with our mass numbers we are becoming overcrowded and it is causing wars and many conflicts. One recent study from U.C. Irvine found that less densely packed people are friendlier towards their neighbors. One specific finding was, "For every 10 percent decrease in population density, the likelihood of residents talking to their neighbors at least once a week jumps by 10 percent. In other words, I think we can see the outline of ethics and what it can do to

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