Global warming is a significant problem which results in increasing concentrations of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. These problems drive researchers and societies to search alternative energy such as switching to renewable energy or carbon-free energy to replace fossil fuels. For example Nakata et al., (2011:465) show ‘low-carbon society’ that is designed to use less fossil fuel. According to Verbruggen et al., (2010:852) define renewable energy ‘is obtained from the continuing or repetitive currents of energy occurring in the natural environment’ such as wind and biomass. Many countries accept carbon-free energy as alternative energy, and are trying to develop and apply new technologies that will enable them to use renewable energy sources in the most efficient way.
By implementing a government incentive to these companies, perhaps it will make the process smoother. Fossil fuel has in a sense fueled our economy and way of life for decades, and in many ways we have taken these resources for granted. Eventually they will run out or the price per barrel will be so astronomical that the average American will not be able to afford to buy gas. Renewable energies have the power to save our environment and change the world as we know it. The most important thing that we, as Americans need to do is to be open about other options that become available to us.
Supporters of biofuels argue that it can reduce greenhouse gas by the growing plants or biomass that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, emitted by crude oils. However, detractors claim that biofuels pose a threat to a global shortage of food and unpredictable environmental change. Necessary action needs to be set in place to counteract the damages of petroleum to the environment and the upcoming energy crisis surrounding it. Biofuels requires urgent global priory due to forthcoming energy issues in the coming years and cellulosic biomass has the potential to support future energy needs though higher production yields. Increased energy demands are expected to grow at least fifty percent by 2050 while crude oil means are rapidly diminishing without a feasible replacement.
The Threat of Global Warming Through the eyes of most scientists, global warming is seen as a very serious and severe threat. The actions taken by humans, such as industry and consumption of fossil fuels plus the increase in population and agriculture have played a big part in global warming. If something is not done soon the results could be very bad. By the middle of the twenty first century, there is evidence that the Earth will be warmer than it has been at any time in human history, and quite possibly since the end of the dinosaurs, some 65 billion years ago. If we stay at the rate we are now (fossil fuel consumption / growth in population) then within the next two century the Earth's air might not be fit to breath.
Critics of this plan have highlighted the burden on farmers, because they rely heavily on fossil fuels to power machinery and produce fertilizers. While this is true, climate change would impose a much greater cost than the carbon fee. A 2008 report by the USDA established that climate change would lead to widespread crop failure, northern migration of weeds, increased disease pressure, a reduction in livestock production, increased drought, increased flooding, and strained resources (USDA 2008). This would lead to millions
As we have seen, the effects of fossil fuel emissions are far reaching. They effect the environment, people, animals, and our whole planet. We must regulate the use of fossil fuels if we want to control this climate change and reduce air pollution. At the rate we are going, our fossil fuel reserves will become very scarce in the near future. This means prices will go up a great deal.
Energy Crisis Interrelated to Global Warming. Photovoltaic Cell – A Possible Solution Abstract- The world’s energy crisis has worsened in recent years, as oil prices dramatically increased due to the limited amount of available oil. Global warming is considered as a byproduct of energy crisis, because as oil continues to burn in the refining process, CO2 is constantly emitted to the atmosphere at a fast rate and in heavy concentrations, which in turn, worsens the global warming situation. Photovoltaic cell technology converts sunlight into direct current electricity. This source can be a possible solution to solve the energy crisis as well as the global warming issue.
We are long overdue for one and as our country seems to be getting more connected now would be the time to build one. Secondly, the extra dollar could also be used to help fund research on alternative fuels, hybrid cars, or other forms of power conserving research. The last reason we should raise the price would be that higher prices now would mean extremely low prices in the future. I will explain that more later on. The gas hike would primarily be used for the construction of a high speed rail system.
Feasibility of Geothermal Energy in the United States Abstract Over the past years, gasoline and electricity have been the leading energy resources. The search for an alternative source of energy has become a complicated problem for scientists and an economic dilemma for America's public. Scientists have been trying to recognize geothermal energy as the next leading source of energy. In this research paper, I account for the inexpensive costs and different methods of gathering the geothermal energy of America. Geothermal energy is a renewable energy resource which can heat and cool buildings.
Nevertheless, as power plants burn more fuel to create more energy, the extra carbon waste holds in too much heat, having a hazardously long term effect on Earth’s ecosystem. “In 2015 alone, American families and businesses have saved $34 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual electricity use of more than 63 million vehicles” (Buildings & Plants: Facts and Stats”). Not only do American people benefit by saving their ozone layer, but they also save a great amount of money by switching to a more “green” way of living. Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide through the use of less energy consumption will make an evident change in the environment. The more amount of people which join in on the movement of conserving energy, along recycling and switching to green