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By Geoffrey M. Horn

ISBN-10: 1604137851

ISBN-13: 9781604137859

Coal, oil, and ordinary gasoline are the world's most crucial resources of basic strength. although, as we stream into the long run, those nonrenewable resources of strength becomes much less commonly to be had. Coal, Oil, and traditional gasoline explores the significance of fossil fuels and their influence at the worldwide surroundings and economic climate.

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S. Navy and other ships patrol the gulf, but the patrols cannot be everywhere. If piracy grows, oil shipping will become more dangerous and costly. 32 Strip mining of coal damages the environment by cutting down trees and removing topsoil. down and topsoil is stripped away. After the coal has been mined, the topsoil is supposed to be put back. Then, the mining company is supposed to replant trees and grass. This does not always happen, however. The result is an ugly scar on the land. Another type of coal mining is called mountaintop removal.

This often happens in the summer. ) It can also happen when wars or natural disasters cut off the flow of oil to countries that need it. When oil prices rise above $100 a barrel, many people are affected. As crude oil prices soar, prices for oil products also go up. Filling a car with gasoline can cost more than $40. Truckers need hundreds of dollars of diesel to fill their 30 Hurricane Katrina disrupted oil production in 2005 and drove prices up. This oil drilling platform broke away from its moorings and washed ashore.

Each year, burning fossil fuels sends at least 29 billion metric tons of CO2 into the air. That amount must be reduced, or the effects on climate could be devastating. 35 R 5 TE Fossil Fuels and the Future Currently, the world relies strongly on coal, oil, and natural gas. This will need to change in the future. Fossil fuels cannot last forever. Renewable fuels will be needed to replace them, at least partly. Unlike fossil fuels, renewables do not take millions of years to make. They can be replaced in a short time.

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