World Energy Crisis Essay

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Over the past half-decade, the world has known a near-exponential increase in the consumption fossil fuels. It plays a quintessential role in the proper functioning of the globe. However, over the past few years, oil reserves have been depleting at a quick rate. There will be a day when there will not be any fossil fuels left to assuage the energy needs of the world. There is currently a few alternative resources lined-up but the most promising for fossil fuels to pass the torch to seem to be nuclear energy. However, it remains to be seen whether nuclear energy is the answer to the world energy crisis. There are many reasons to consider nuclear energy over fossil fuel, Environmental issues being the biggest. Global warming is still in effect and is ever-increasing at a fast rate. Fossil Fuels are the prime source of greenhouse gases. According to Ferguson, (2007, p6-7), In order to diminish climate change, the world will need to use sources which do not emit greenhouse gases as well as are…show more content…
Resources such as light emitted from the sun or the force produced by the wind or even by waves. These are what we refer to as renewable resources of energy. They each have a few reasons to be considered over nuclear energy but they all share one same and vital reason; they provide clean energy as they do not pollute the environment because there is no emission of any greenhouse gases and hence do not contribute to the global warming (Occupytheory. 2014). However, all three have in common one major flaw; they are unable to supply the base-load electricity with the same consistency as nuclear power stations. The biggest reason, according to DeRosa (2015), is “because not all renewables are intermittent.” Their abundance vastly varies by region and hence, are less viable than nuclear
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