The Pros And Cons Of Fossil Fuels

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Earth, the only planet in our galaxy able to beautifully sustain life and everything attached is taken obliviously for granted. Earth, a planet that refuses to continue captivating all these dreadful chemicals let out by human generated so called “necessities” is giving up. What will be of existence if Earth finally decided to give up? Humans causing a surplus burning of fossil fuels in the United States are constraining Earth’s human tolerant time frame to run short. In just a few decades, The United States will be held accountable for about $4.7 trillion dollars due to the threats sea level rise poses (Frumhoff et al. 2007) along with many further expenses, a double in death due to warming temperatures and an epidemic of rare diseases striking…show more content…
Many valued science organizations like The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), approve that human-induced activities imply an abundant contribution of the greenhouse gases that accumulate into our atmosphere consequential in many calamitous problems and believe that immediate action should be taken to deter the path we are destined for. Fossil fuel burning is a human-produced doing that involves the burning of coal, oil and other limited nonrenewable resources which fund spare amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air in exchange for energy. Not only are these resources scarce, but they are also prone to important escalating effects. According to NOAA, we are now surpassing or close to surpassing 400 parts per million. This means that out of a million particles in the air, about 400 of them reside carbon dioxide. This can be detrimental to our biotic organism’s health and the abiotic factors of the environment. The amount of carbon dioxide in the air can feasibly heat Earth another degree Celsius becoming unbearable, causing heat waves, sea level rise, inundation, ocean acidification, insect outbreaks, and many more contributing factors that will create a nonterminating catastrophe in the United States…show more content…
The United States spends about $700 billion to $1 trillion in the process of fossil fuel burning. The United States produced about 28% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 (US Global Change Research Program. 2009). According to Environment America, about $23 trillion will be spent on fossil fuels by 2030. The cost of wind power has gone down by about 85% making it more money efficient than fossil fuels (Natural Resources Defense Council) (Environment America). For instance, Walmart’s scattered across the United States have taken action by using solar energy saving a total of about $5 million so far (Apparel Resources. 2014). According to the American Wind Energy Association, $800 million dollars spent on renewable energy in 2007 manufactured a total of 11,200 megawatts while $1.2 billion spent on nuclear energy produced 0 megawatts of energy. By 2030, The United States will have collected revenue of about $4.5 trillion and acquired 40 million jobs due to renewable resources (American Solar Energy Society. 2007). Despite opposition, renewable resources better the United States economy in judgment to fossil
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