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Q: What will happen if we keep using fossil fuels?
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Why do you keep using fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels are made from fossils. But why do we use them? They are nonrenewable resources like coal, oil and gas. They can run out and never be used again. We keep using them because we haven't found a replacement resource. By Cassie, age 9.


Why will insulating homes save burning fossil fuels?

If you insulate a home then it keeps the heat in the home for longer which means that you do not need to burn as much fossil fuel to keep warm.


Why do we need alternative energy to fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) are damaging our environment with greenhouse gases. We need to get renewable energy (solar, wind, water, hydro, tidal and wave, geothermal, ocean thermal, biomass, biofuel and hydrogen) working everywhere so we can stop burning coal and oil. Fossil fuels are not renewable. There is only a limited supply. We need to keep fossil oil for making plastic, a really useful invention.


What do swamps have to do with fossil fuels?

Swamps that exist today do not have any connection with fossil fuels. It is the swamps, rivers, marshes, and lakes that existed millions of years (often 100's of millions ago) that have everything to do with petroleum. If all conditions are right, then the organic material deposited in these environments can turn to oil, gas or coal. You can find many more links on the internet on the process by which plant and animal life became fossil fuels. In learning about the process, keep in mind that places like Saudi Arabia or Oklahoma were very different 100 million years ago.


What happened to the earths atmosphere?

If we keep burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and destroying forests then it will get warmer and warmer, threatening our way of life and that of everything else on the earth.If we stop burning fossil fuels tomorrow and change immediately to renewable energy, there's a slim chance that global warming will slow (after quite a number of years) and stabilise, and we might survive!

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What would happen if people keep using fossil fuels?

If you keep using fossil fuels it there will be no more and you cant give off energy.


What should you use instead of fossil fuels?

We use fossil fuels all the time and we will keep using them. You should really just cut back on how many fossil fuels you are using. Unplug plugs when your not using them etc, etc I hope this helped


Why should you keep using fossil fuels?

Because there is no suitable alternative at present


Why do you keep using fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels are made from fossils. But why do we use them? They are nonrenewable resources like coal, oil and gas. They can run out and never be used again. We keep using them because we haven't found a replacement resource. By Cassie, age 9.


How do you keep fossil fuels down?

By not lifting them up


Why is waisting elecricity so bad?

Electricity is created using fossil fuels. Fossil fuels take many years to be made, sometimes more than a decade. If people keep wasting electricity we would soon run out of fossil fuels to create more energy which could kill us as we need warmth etc. to live. As fossil fuels take a while to come around,we could be stuck without energy/electricty for ages.


Are fossil fuels finite or infinite?

they are infinite, because they will always keep being made


What fossil fuels will be save by increased use of nuclear power?

fossil fuels that are dead and that produce oil


What will happen to the Earth's atmosphere?

If we keep burning fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) and destroying forests then it will get warmer and warmer, threatening our way of life and that of everything else on the earth.If we stop burning fossil fuels tomorrow and change immediately to renewable energy, there's a slim chance that global warming will slow (after quite a number of years) and stabilise, and we might survive!


What are some safety precautions in using fuels and fire?

keep your fuels in a safe place that children can't reach.


Why will insulating homes save burning fossil fuels?

If you insulate a home then it keeps the heat in the home for longer which means that you do not need to burn as much fossil fuel to keep warm.


What are the advantages of using fuels like coal and paraffin?

it keep me in job