Presentation on theme: "BURNING FOSSIL FUELS By Joel J. WHAT IS THE ISSUE? My issue is burning fossil fuels. fossil fuels can be found in your energy at home. when its."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT IS THE ISSUE? My issue is burning fossil fuels. fossil fuels can be found in your energy at home. when its burned and released into the air it turns into carbon dioxide. Fossil fuels come from plants and trees.
HOW DOES THE ISSUE RELATE TO WEATHER? By changing the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the use of fossil fuels can change the way the heat is absorbed. When fossil fuels are used, small amount of radioactive materials are also released into the atmosphere.
HOW DOES THE ISSUE RELATE TO CLIMATE CHANGE? Burning the fossil fuels will produce some greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide. The more carbon dioxide there is, the atmosphere can absorb more heat from solar radiation and earth surface radiation. Carbon dioxide traps the heat from sunlight
WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE THAT THIS ISSUE EXISTS? Within the last 30 years, burning fossil fuels has been the major reason for all the change in temperature in the atmosphere. 84% of fossil fuels are found in the energy around the U.S.
WHO OR WHAT DOES THE ISSUE AFFECT THE MOST? 90 % of the worlds electricity demand is generated from the use of fossil fuels. Fossil fuels can form acid rains.
WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT THIS ISSUE? Oil and coals are known as fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuel pollutes the air Burning fossil fuels causes the earths climate to heat up.
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THIS ISSUE? Decrease the amount of carbon dioxide that is being released into the air. Reduce the amount of fossil fuels being burned.