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Finite, the opposite of infinite, refers to something that has an end or will end. The universe is infinite, whereas fossil fuels will someday be exhausted, and we can't make more.

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Why do some people call it buried sunshine?

fossil fuelsI assume you are talking about fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas). You can call these buried sunshine since the energy in fossil fuels comes from decaying plants and microorganisms. Those plants and microorganisms got their energy originally from the sun. So all the energy in fossil fuels originally came from the sun.


Which biogeochemical cycle includes a reservoir underground stored as fossil fuels?

Carbon Cycleor if you want to call it the Carbon/ Oxygen Cycle


What is wrong with fossil fuels?

Fossil fuel is so much a part of our life that it is hard to call it "wrong" but there should not be wasteful usage of these fuels. The primary fossil fuels are oil, gas and coal.The earth contains a limited quantity of these fuels. Many of the deposits of these fuels we will never be able to tap because they are too remote, small or expensive to recover. Offshore deposits of oil may lie in water too deep to make commercial discoveries.As we use fossil fuels, we are forced to explore more remote parts of the world to find more fossil fuels. As a result the cost of fossil fuels increases.We obtain energy from fossil fuels by burning them, and the products from combustion can contaminate the air. There is a greenhouse effect from this combustion which contributes to global warming. Combustion of gasoline in our cars releases a number of pollutants that can be harmful to our health, particularly in cities. In addition, acid rain can harm our forests.I have included 3 related links, but you can find much more information on the internet on future challenges of fossil fuel use.


Why you call fossil fuel non renewable?

Because fossil fuels take hundreds of millions of years to form (they are made from ancient plants and animals) and thus can not be renewed (replenished) in human timescales.


If fossil fuels are still forming why are they considered to be a nonrenewable resource?

Well, they are technically still forming, but fossil fuels form over millions of years. We call it non-renewable because there is no way for us to form more of it ourselves in our lifetimes. If we use it all up, it is gone, and we won't be alive when another big supply of it would be available.

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What do you call those people that turn fossil fuels into fuel?

Refiners.


Who proved that there are an infinite amount of phone numbers?

It was presumably proven when it was discovered that there were infinitely many counting numbers. However, whoever it was, did not consider the mathematical possibility with practicality. The universe has a finite life. Within that our solar system is finite. People, in their turn, have finite lives. In a finite life you can only "dial" a finite number of digits. therefore, you can only call a number if it has a finite number of digits. For any finite number of digits, there are only a finite amount of phone numbers. So, having infinitely many telephone numbers is no use if you need to wait an infinite amount of time (longer than you'll live) for the first person to call you!


Was water used as fuels?

yes some people still use them today and it is call water gas!! this is important because we are not going to have fossil fuels forever so there will be a point when we use renewable sources.


What do you call a set of numbers with an exact number of points?

This is called a discrete set (all points isolated) or a finite set. Finite sets are always discrete.


Why do some people call it buried sunshine?

fossil fuelsI assume you are talking about fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas). You can call these buried sunshine since the energy in fossil fuels comes from decaying plants and microorganisms. Those plants and microorganisms got their energy originally from the sun. So all the energy in fossil fuels originally came from the sun.


What do you call the energy which is stored in chemical fuels such as petrol?

Chemical Energy


What do you call a line that is slanted with a point at each end?

A line segment with a finite, non-zero gradient.


How do you call tht guy tht fuels airplanes?

Jabibi the gas attendant


What do you call places where fuels are burned to generate electricity?

A power plant or generating station.


What do you call a car that runs on alternative fuels?

Flex fuel, green, eco friendly. A hybrid vehicle.


How do plants and animals store energy found in fossil fuels?

Plants and animals both store energy found in fossil fuels by going threw a system call cell fertilization thru out their life.


Why do people call people judah?

why do people call people noobs