Energy Advantages And Disadvantages

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Introduction: Most of the things we use every day, such as our televisions, our computers, our cars and factories, all need energy to operate. What is energy? Energy is the ability to do work, the ability to move or evoke change in matter. Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be transferred between objects and systems. Energy comes in multiple forms and can be converted from one form to another, but the most common forms are kinetic energy and stored energy (or potential energy). Kinetic energy is energy of motion and stored energy is energy that is stored in a system. Fossil fuels are an example of stored energy. Fossil fuels are the remains of prehistoric plants and animals which were naturally transformed into coal, oil…show more content…
This is a major concern as the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are at an all-time high. The extraction of these fuels have devastating impacts on the environment and leaves some areas barren and uninhabitable. Should we continue to burn these fuels, or is it about time we switch to safer and more environmentally friendly alternatives? I believe it’s time to move on from fossil fuels because they are the primary emitter of greenhouse gases, which lead to global warming, they are severely damaging to the environment and our health and there are cleaner and more environmentally friendly alternatives we could make use…show more content…
The levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has been rapidly increasing ever since the Industrial Revolution. In 2011, CO2 counted for 84% of all greenhouse gases emitted by the US. Though there are many greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide is the one that poses the greatest risk if it continues to build up in the atmosphere. The accumulation of CO2 absorbs the heat released by the earth that would otherwise leave into space, causing Earth’s temperature to rise. This unusually rapid increase of Earth’s temperature due to excess greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is known as “Global Warming”. Global Warming can have serious negative impacts on our
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