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Keep using fossil fuels? That 'gas tank' will soon be empty

We burn fossil fuels a million times faster than nature created them. Sooner or later, we will run out. — inspired by Dr. Richard Alley on his PBS special, "Earth: The Operator's Manual."


Source: Dr. Richard Alley hosting the 2011 PBS video Earth: The Operator's Manual

 

Notes: Towards the begining of this video, Dr. Richard Alley states: 

"The fossil fuels formed over a few hundred million years and we are burning them over a few hundred years and if we keep doing that, sooner or later, they must run out."

And,

"No doubt about it. Coal, gas and oil have brought about huge benefits, but we are burning through them a million times faster than nature saved them for us and they will run out."

Even worse, Alley goes on to say:

"There is even a bigger problem with fossil fuels.  As we have seen, they are made of carbon, primarily.  When you burn them and add oxygen, you created CO2 which goes into the air.  We are reversing the process of which they were born, and if we keep doing this, it must change the composition of earth's atmosphere."

Fossil fuels have a very limited supply.  Even more, it is also changing the earth's atmosphere and causing climate change.  

NOW is the time to switch to renewable energy, such as solar, wind, geothermal, tidal, etc.  These forms of energy have a limitless supply and they do not release CO2, which causes climate change.

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