Fossil Fuel Usage: And the Effects of It

Fossil Fuel Usage: And the Effects of It

All around the world we depend on fossil fuels for our everyday lives. It is widely used in the economy, businesses and households. Oil is the primary source of energy. It accounts for 40% of the world’s energy consumption. To burn all the oil, it has to go through a process. This process harms the environment and every living thing on it. Fresh water is used to process oil. Out of all the fresh water in the world, only half of it is accessible. It takes 4 barrels of fresh water to make a barrel of oil. Fresh water and natural gas are used to refine the oil. The remains are dumped back into the water. This in turn adds toxic chemicals to the water which can be harmful to any living creatures depending on water. When this oil is burned it also releases CO2 into the air.  The CO2 traps the heat inside the atmosphere heating up the earth, affecting everyone. Our need for oil has become so important that we are destroying our only home. But we can stop this and make oil use sustainable. There are many ways we can do to protect earth.

Here are some ways:

  1. Learn to turn off lights when not in use.
  2. Plant more trees
  3. Help out in any way you can.

Because the earth is a beautiful place and the only one we’ve got. Let’s do are part as stewards of mother earth.