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Fossil fuels are an important part of life. When you turn on the lights, watch TV, or take a shower, the electricity that you are using is being generated by fossil fuels. The three types of fossil fuels are coal, crude oil, and natural gas. They all take millions of years to form, so they are considered to be “non-renewable”- eventually, the fossil fuels will all be used up. One dangerous biological effect of using fossil fuels is ocean acidification.
In all of our endeavors of creating a society that facilitate any and all needs of its people, America is now facing a problem that will one day prove to hurt its citizens and future energy generation capabilities Cohen (2009). The problem is that the nation’s leaders have placed the source for the generation of these energies into fossil fuels. Fossil Fuels consist of oil, coal and natural gas which stated in Cohen’s (2012) finding in “The Nuclear Method” It also goes to state that 84% of our nation’s energy consumption comes from these energy sources. The problem is that fossil fuels are a finite resource, which mean that one day we will either have used up all the resources still available to us or that th... ... middle of paper ... ...hydrogen_benefits.html Cohen. B.L.
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