Essay about The Environmental Crisis Of Global Warming

870 Words Oct 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Today, we are facing the environmental crisis of global warming. A major factor that is contributing to this is the use and burning of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil. Through the process of coal burning, Carbon Dioxide is formed as a result, which is one of the major causes of the Greenhouse effect. With the Greenhouse effect, the Earth’s average temperature rises, causing ice caps to melt, which is an effect of global warming. To put a stop to this, our population needs to change our current energy sources to renewable resources, such as solar energy. Solar energy is the energy collected from the sun’s rays. It is collected through solar panels, which contain photovoltaic cells. The United States should focus on solar energy as an alternative to fossil fuels due to the reduced environmental damages of air pollution, deforestation, and oil spills.
The first benefit of solar energy is that it does not contribute to air pollution. On the other hand, fossil fuels are a major factor for air pollution. According to cleanerandgreener.org, “Most of this air pollution we cause results from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, natural gas, and gasoline to produce electricity and power our vehicles.” Our society burns these soon-to-be-gone resources to produce electricity. The result of these gasses that are produced is that “three million people around the world die due to outdoor pollution” (Arabia 2000). The benefits of solar energy may not be seen…

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