what is fuel? EP:1

what is fuel?

"Anything that is burned to give heat or power" can be said as the best way to explain what fuel is but...

As due to more carbon emission and rise in global warming we are on edge deciding which is a better option, "to consume fuel and let the world burn at a slow rate" or "to think of a new way to help with the environment in focus" and we as a sophisticated social being, chose the latter one.

Basically there are three types of fuels present in the earth:
  1. Coal.(solid)
  2. Oil.(liquid)
  3. Natural gas.(gas)

Advantages

  • Fossil fuels can generate a large amount of electricity at a single location.
  • They can be found very easily.
  • They are cost effective.
  • Transportation of oil and gas can be done easily through pipelines.
  • They have become safer over time.
  • Despite being a finite resource, it is available in plenty.

Disadvantages

  • Fossil fuels emit carbon dioxide when burnt which is a major greenhouse gas and the primary source of pollution. This has contributed to global warming.
  • They are a non-renewable resource, i.e., once used they cannot be replaced.
  • Combustion of fossil fuels makes the environment more acidic. This has led to unpredictable and negative changes in the environment.
  • Harvesting of fossil fuels also causes fatal diseases among the people. For eg., the coal miners often suffer from Black Lung Disease. The natural gas drillers are constantly exposed to chemicals and silica which is dangerous for their health.


Source: Google

Stay tuned to know how it affects the world on global level.


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