Alternative Energy Vs. Fossil Fuels

          For years and years we humans have been using fossil fuels, energy that is from burning fossils, to power our machines.  All these years we have been slowly “poisoning” the Earth by using fossil fuels.  We are so oblivious to what is happening around us.  We are being blinded by our greed to gain power and money that we aren’t realizing that we are slowly killing the place that we live in.  Fossil fuels are one of the main causes of global warming, pollution, and climate change.  Also, it causes many dangers for all life forms.  Finally, I believe that fossil fuels are not reliable.  It’s not up to the Earth to save itself, it is up to us to save the Earth.  After all, the Earth doesn’t need us, we need the Earth.  Therefore, we should switch to cleaner alternative energy.

One of the main reasons why we should switch to clean alternative energy is because fossil fuels create a few of the world’s biggest problems.  These problems are pollution, global warming, and climate change.  Some people don’t think that fossil fuels are the cause of those three major problems and others do not believe that we have those three major problems.  Truth is fossil fuels create those three major problems.  For example, they release carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming.  Also, the carbon dioxide creates greenhouse gas in our atmosphere which causes climate change.  Finally, by burning fossil fuels you create even more carbon dioxide which creates pollution.  As you can tell fossil fuels create a lot of carbon dioxide which creates all of those three major problems.  We cannot afford to be making a surplus amount of carbon dioxide since there are more forests being killed.  There aren’t enough trees to clean the carbon dioxide which causes major problems.  Therefore, we should switch to clean alternative energy  because fossil fuels create a few of the world’s biggest problems.

          Another one of the main reasons why we should switch to clean energy is because fossil fuels cause many dangers for all life forms.  For example, oil spills in the sea causes many marine wildlife to die or be severely injured or ill.  Back in 2010 there was a big oil spill called the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or the Gulf oil spill.  This oil spill harmed or killed over 114,065 different animals and affected thousands of miles worth of shoreline.  This oil spill is not fully cleaned up today and animals are still suffering from this catastrophe.  Another reason why fossil fuels cause danger for all life forms is that they are highly flammable.  A lot of fires caused start with oil which is a fossil fuel.  Finally, acquiring fossil fuels is extremely difficult and dangerous to get, and the job makes you vulnerable to health hazards in the future.  Therefore, we should switch to clean energy  because fossil fuels cause many dangers for all life forms.

The last main reason as to why I believe we should switch to cleaner alternative energy is because fossil fuel is not really reliable.  When you think of someone reliable that person does not cause problems with your life, right?  Many people rely on fossil fuels, but they do not realize that it causes them more problems.  For example, fossil fuels cause war.  You do not know it but there are many little wars that are happening because of fossil fuels.  Nations around the world pay to protect the land with fuel on it and sometimes wars happen because a group of people want that oil.  That brings me to my other point.  Fossil fuels change people by making them greedy.  Everyone always wants more oil, because more oil means more money, and more money means more power.  Finally, it is not reliable because it will run out.  This constant greed for fossil fuels will cause it to run out.  Unlike fossil fuels, alternative energy can be reused, and it is way cleaner.  Therefore,  I believe we should switch to cleaner alternative energy because fossil fuel is not really reliable.

We should start using more alternative energy.  We can use alternative energy the same way we use fossil fuels. It is less dangerous and harmful to life and the environment.  If we do not act today we may not have a tomorrow.  We cannot wait until the whole world gets chaotic to solve the problem, because it will be too late.  We as human beings must wake up.  The road to our solution may not be clear but we must push through and work together to get through this and ensure that future generations have a place to live in.  Remember, the Earth doesn’t need us, we need the Earth.  Therefore, we should switch to cleaner alternative energy.

Thank you so much for taking time to read my article! How do you feel about switching to alternative energy?

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