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    Media article 1 (Coal seam gas exploration and extraction): Explain history of your topic – Coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and extraction is an aggressive form of mining. The coal seam gas mining industry began in 1976 in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. Commercial production began in Queensland in 1996. The first standalone commercial production of CSG in Australia commenced in December 1996 at the Dawson Valley project. Coal seam gas is used in the same way as any other form of gas for cooking…

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    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…

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    ride a canoe, to help grind corn, or coal to power trains across the world, humans have always relied on the valuable riches that the earth produces to survive However, most of the energy that is currently being used is nonrenewable, which means that it will not replenish as quickly as it is being consumed. An example of a nonrenewable resource currently being used is coal and natural gas. Therefore, solar energy is a more efficient form of energy, than coal and natural gas since, solar energy…

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    Fossil Fuels Argument

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    Original Argument: Can Alternative Energy Really Replace Fossil Fuels? With our planet’s appearance changing rapidly, from the melting of the polar caps, to the loss of the Great Barrier Reef, we must recognize a cause for these issues. Many are quick to point fingers at fossil fuels, which are currently our main source of energy. These people demand a switch to alternative energy options, such as biofuels, solar, nuclear energy, and wind energy. Supporters of alternative energy believe that…

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    exactly what we find in fossil fuels. Due to the large amount of resources such as coal and petroleum, dispersed throughout the globe, they can be widely mined and harvested to decrease the cost per unit of energy. Because of the way our energy grids are set up, it is far less expensive to remain on non-renewable energy than to switch over to a primarily renewable system. This drives the price of energy down for the consumers, making it as available as possible. Fossil fuels produces over 65%…

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    sustainability of the two major resources-coal and nuclear-for the production of electricity. The laboratory compares coal, which is the more traditional energy producing resource, to nuclear, which is considered the more modern energy resource. The laboratory demonstrates the amount of material needed, the wastes produced and potential effects from a catastrophe. Introduction According to the United States Department of Energy (2013), coal is the most plentiful fuel in the fossil family and it…

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    representatives that support the burning of fossil fuels, so they can continue making their money. McKibben states the importance of having in enemy, and that’s when people will act. He illustrates the carbon fuel industry and those who profit from it as the enemy. He provides the idea that once moral outrage has occurred, then that will give rise to a real…

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    driving the Earth to extinction. The study of the earth and how it works allows scientists to develop new ways to try to save the Earth. While many debate the existence of climate change, it is a very real thing causing harm to our planet. The use of fossil fuels, and the development of new alternative energy sources could be the solution. Climate Change One of the biggest factors changing our earth is global warming. Two major factors causing the change include human change and natural climate.…

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    transitioning from coal to oil as a primary source of fuel for industries in essentially already industrialized countries. In other words, the author primarily argues that the production, acquisition of energy and the emergence of democratic politics are inextricably linked. The author starts with a thought-provoking, but necessarily curious opening: “Fossil fuels helped create both the possibility of modern democracy and its limits” (1). I call this opening thought-provoking because it sort…

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    Coal, oil, and natural gas are proven technologies, are much cheaper than any other energy source, and provide massive amounts of electricity. Due to the aforementioned consequences of relying on fossil fuels, however, it is time to find a new energy source. Nuclear energy is often seen as dangerous, with its opponents warning of possible apocalyptic explosions…

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