Fossil Fuels Impact On The Environment

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Fossil fuels are the largest gas emitters in the world that helps to power electricity. Fossil fuels contribute to 75% of carbon and other gas emissions such as methane in the atmosphere. Although they are essential in daily life, fossil fuels have a huge impact on the environment contributing to global warming, acid deposition and pollution.
Burning fossil fuels at high temperature produces electricity but also leads to pollutants in the air and water. According to ZeeNews, Over the past 250 years burning fossil fuels have raised the atmospheric CO2 concentration by more than 40% over its preindustrial level of 280 parts per million. In May of 2013, the CO2 concentration in Earth’s atmosphere surpassed a milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. Many scientists consider this to be extremely dangerous for its impact on Earth’s climate (Emissions from fossil fuels to impact global warming). In addition, global warming is a very serious problem because many animal habitats are slowly disappearing and it is causing biodiversity loss. The polar bear is an example of an animal that is affected by global warming because the ice, which is an important habitat to the animal, is melting due to the increase in the climate. Biodiversity is very important on Earth because it helps create medication for people and without it, the Earth would not be able to function. Because fossil fuels are constantly being used for energy, it is affecting global warming
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