Alternative Energy Sources - Scientific/Environmental Essay
Topic 1 - how our environment is being polluted
- the effects of acid rain
- global warming
Topic 2 - the alternate sources
- using solar power
- using water, wind, geothermal and tidal
- using nuclear power fission fusion and hydrogen
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Topic 3 - how to use our energy wisely
- tips for how to cut down on the toxic gases
- making sure that companies use the right precautions
- make sure not to waste energy. We create the demand. Reduce the demand, reduce the harmful effects.
Alternate energy sources is a new topic that has been discussed quite a lot in the last few years. Scientists are starting to realize that our energy sources are depleting, or getting very harmful for the environment. We know that the environment can take a certain amount of these exhaust fumes and toxins, but we are expelling too much for our planet's system to handle. We are just now realizing how bad we have started to destroy our planet, and how the effects of our damage we have done, are lasting longer than we hoped. Our main sources of these problems of the past century have been primarily, fossil fuels. The reason being, that our main source of energy has also been fossil fuels.
"Fossil fuels are fuels that result from the fossilization process of living tissue after millions of years" (Source 3). Coal and crude petroleum are the fossil fuel, raw sources. Some disadvantages in the utilization of coal are that there are problems with getting this form of fossil fuel. First, the extraction of the coal from the ground can be very expensive. "Most coal deposits used to lay closer to the surface" (Source 1), but we used coal as our primary source...