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Energy – Chapter 9 The Nature of Energy.

Questions MAIN IDEA DETAILS What is an energy conversion? A change from one form of energy to another form State the law of conservation of energy in your own words: The total energy before a process is the same /Energy Conversion Energy transformation, energy transfer, energy conversion or power transfer, any process of transforming one form of energy into another. Energy of fossil fuels, solar radiation, or nuclear fuels can be converted into other energy forms such as electrical, propulsive, or heating /


Fossil Fuel Use, Resources and Global Warming Dennis Silverman Physics and Astronomy U C Irvine www.physics.uci.edu/~silverma/resources.ppt October 7,

for the energy security costs and massive damages anyway. By using carbon fees, we discourage wasteful uses of fossil fuel and encourage conservation, while calling attention to the full cost of these fuels compared to renewable resources which must replace them. Comparative World CO2 Emissions The US emits 25% of World CO2 Global Warming Scenario Greenhouse gases: CO 2, methane, and nitrous oxide Already heat world to/


Fossil Fuels By: Samantha Humphrey, Taylor Schornick, and Jose Ramirez.

we need to conserve these and not use them whenever nessacarry. Pros of Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels are easily accessible since they are used and extracted so often. Fossil Fuels produce a lot of energy that America takes advantage of. Fossil Fuels are composed of amounts of carbon and hydrogen which make them very stable. They can be easily stored and transported from place to place. Fossil Fuels are also very inexpensive. Cons of Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels can lead to/


Resources and Energy Section 4 Section 4: Resources and Conservation Preview Key Ideas Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil.

4 Section 4: Resources and Conservation Preview Key Ideas Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil Fuels and the Environment Conservation Maps in Action Resources and Energy Section 4 Key Ideas Describe the importance of using fossil fuels wisely. Explain how the environmental impacts of mining can be reduced. Identify how conservation protects natural resources. Resources and Energy Section 4 Resources and Conservation The limited supply of fossil fuels and other traditional energy/


Earth’s Changing Environment Lecture 15 Energy Conservation.

% US Natural Gas Consumption (22 Quad) Industrial35% Electricity26% Residential24% Commercial15% US Coal Consumption (22 Quad) Electricity90% Industrial10% Ways to reduce fossil fuel consumption. Increase energy efficiency. Use renewable energy. Alter lifestyle to lower energy needs. Energy Conservation Usually means reducing use of fossil fuel energy through lifestyle changes or increased energy efficiency. Lifestyle Changes Public Transportation Active Lifestyle Smart Growth Climate Sensitive Architecture/


Get Energized! What is energy? Renewable Energy Sources Conserving Energy! Nonrenewable Energy Sources Get Energized!

b) replayed c) replaced 8. Some scientists think a bad side-effect of burning fossil fuels is— a) cold weather b) global warming c) more homework 7I Fossil fuels – Are you a fossil fool? 7. Fossil fuels are non-renewable energy resources because they cannot be— a) repaired b)/ that the energy needed to run a home for a year creates more of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than an average car?! Conserving energy 1. The amount of heat lost annually through roofs and walls is enough to heat 1 million homes/


© 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. CHAPTER 12 Black and Yellow CHAPTER 13 White Energy from Fossil Fuels.

Conservation, efficiency, and management decrease use © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Pathways: energy sources to uses in the U.S. © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Exploiting crude oil U.S. coal, natural gas, or nuclear power supplies are adequate But we must import 66% of our crude oil Increasing dependence on imported oil causes trade imbalances, military actions, economic disruptions, coastal oil spills Fossil fuels/ 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. The cost of fossil fuel imports © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. /


CHAPTER 7 RESOURCES AND ENERGY SECTION 4: RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

ENERGY SECTION 4: RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION PREVIEW OBJECTIVES RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING FOSSIL FUELS AND THE ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION RECYCLING MAPS IN ACTION OBJECTIVES DESCRIBE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING AND THE USE OF FOSSIL FUELS. EXPLAIN TWO WAYS THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING CAN BE REDUCED. IDENTIFY THREE WAYS THAT YOU CAN CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES. RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION THE LIMITED SUPPLY OF FOSSIL FUELS AND OTHER TRADITIONAL ENERGY RESOURCES/


Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved. ResourcesChapter menu Renewable Energy Chapter 18 Table of Contents Section 1 Renewable.

. Chapter 18 Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved. ResourcesChapter menu Section 2 Alternative Energy and Conservation The Challenge of Hydrogen Fuel One difficulty of using hydrogen as a fuel today is that hydrogen takes a lot of energy to produce. If this energy came from burning fossil fuels, generating hydrogen would be expensive and polluting. Chapter 18 Copyright © by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights/


Resources and Energy Section 4 Section 4: Resources and Conservation Preview Objectives Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil.

and Conservation Preview Objectives Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil Fuels and the Environment Conservation Recycling Maps in Action Resources and Energy Section 4 Objectives Describe two environmental impacts of mining and the use of fossil fuels. Explain two ways the environmental impacts of mining can be reduced. Identify three ways that you can conserve natural resources. Resources and Energy Section 4 Resources and Conservation The limited supply of fossil fuels and/


On February 17th, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”), the widely discussed $787.2 billion economic.

& Renewable Energy Grants (cont’d) DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants $3.2 billion to fund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants program ($400 million of which is awarded on a competitive basis to grant applicants) to assist states, local governments and Indian tribes and private entities in implementing strategies to reduce fossil fuel emissions and total energy use. Funded activities include: financial/


Energy and conservation. What are our main energy sources? Industrialised countries need large amounts of energy Most of this energy comes form fossil.

affected all living things in the area Write an article for a newspaper or a magazine, outlining the need for energy conservation Plan: Fossils fuels: uses Fossil fuels : why we need to conserve them Fossil fuels: problems of pollution Alternative energy sources (advantages & disadvantages) Problems with nuclear fuels This powerpoint was kindly donated to www.worldofteaching.com www.worldofteaching.com http://www.worldofteaching.comhttp://www.worldofteaching.com is home to/


Energy & Agriculture and Tillage & Soil Management In a post-peak fossil fuel world with a warming climate Dr Charles “Merf” Merfield www.merfield.com.

Baker, C. J. & Saxton, K. E. (Eds.). (2007). No-tillage Seeding in Conservation Agriculture, 2nd Edition. Wallingford, UK: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Tilling for all the wrong reasons Ideally we would only do enough tillage to /Two wheels good, four wheels better? Conclusions Reducing your farms impact on climate change is not just a case of using less fossil fuel Stop using synthetic N fertilisers Soil management is also critical Keeping soil in good health, i.e., high organic/


Chapter 12: Conserving Resources

manufacturing for heating, cooking, and sometimes fuel Problems with Fossil Fuels We all use fossil fuels everyday Earth’s supply of fossil fuels is limited They may become expensive and difficult to obtain in the future Using fossil fuels may cause environmental problems Mining coal strips away thick layers of soil and rock which destroys ecosystems Burning fossil fuels produces waste gases that cause pollution Conserving Fossil Fuels How can we conserve fossil fuels? Turn lights, appliances, etc off/


Alternative Energy Sources

will condense the steam. The steam turns into water that can be used again. Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation The United States and Japan have experimented with OTEC power, but so far, no project has / Challenge of Hydrogen Fuel One difficulty of using hydrogen as a fuel today is that hydrogen takes a lot of energy to produce. If this energy came from burning fossil fuels, generating hydrogen would be expensive and polluting. The Challenge of Hydrogen Fuel One alternative/


Energy Resources. Vocabulary – “Fossil Fuels” (Chapter 5 – Section 1) Fuel Energy Transformation Combustion Fossil Fuels Hydrocarbon Coal Petroleum/Oil.

current energy resources is to increase the efficiency of our energy use. Another way is to conserve energy whenever possible. Bill Nye – The Automobile (7:39) The Hybrid Car What is a fossil fuel? What type of fossil fuel is used by most automobiles? What problems are associated with the use of fossil fuels? What problems are associated with the way cars are fueled? What are some ways the individuals and/


Desperate Buyers in a Sellers Market Lessons For Vermont in a Carbon Constrained World Michael Dworkin, Professor of Law & Director, Institute for Energy.

climate change effect, compared to others than fossil generation (which is New England market at margin)  Transportation of fuel and waste unresolved  Some jobs and $ in VT; but more jobs and dollars out  Revenue-sharing subject to market fluctuations, but most value in high markets. Major Options: Some Pros and Cons  Efficiency and Conservation  VT Yankee  Shift to Fossil Plants  New Cogen in VT  Spot/


17 Nonrenewable Energy CHAPTER. Oil of Wilderness on Alaska’s North Slope? Oil has been extracted from parts of Alaska’s North Slope since 1977. The Arctic.

Lesson 17.3 Consequences of Fossil Fuel Use Fossil fuels are not evenly distributed over the globe, so some countries must import fuel sources. Nations that import fuel may be vulnerable to changes in fuel prices set by suppliers. Nations can import less fuel by developing domestic oil sources and renewable energy sources. Energy Conservation Lesson 17.3 Consequences of Fossil Fuel Use Practice of reducing energy use to make fossil fuels last and to prevent/


Energy What Is Energy? Forms of Energy Energy Transformations and Conservation Energy and Fossil Fuels Table of Contents.

? Juggling and pendulums show transformations between potential and kinetic energy. What is conservation of energy? The law of conservation of energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. - Energy Transformations and Conservation Energy End of Section: Energy Transformations and Conservation Energy - Energy and Fossil Fuels Use of Fossil Fuels Fossil fuels can be burned to release the chemical energy stored millions of years ago. Energy Previewing Visuals When you preview, you look ahead at/


Fossil fuel and conservation of natural resources.

coke The light from the sun produces solar energy. Conservation of natural resources Coal and petroleum are exhaustible natural resources. It takes millions of years to convert dead organism into fossil fuels. Burning of fossil fuels causes air pollution. Use of these fossil fuels also causes global warming. Therefore these fuels should be used only when absolutely necessary. Conservation of natural resources In order to conserve petrol and diesel : Drive at a constant and moderate/


Chapter 26 Energy Resources. Transfer of Solar Energy The energy that humans and The energy that humans and.

and animal wastes can be converted into methane gas in simple containers, called digesters, by the action of bacteria. – In the digesters, Biomass Ethanol and Methanol – Liquid ethanol is another name for – Gasohol is gasoline mixed with Conservation of Energy Resources Although fossil fuels are Although fossil fuels are Conservation of Energy Resources The best way to meet energy needs is a The best way to meet energy needs/


How do you think you could make a difference in conserving energy?

Presenter: Tracy Davis Presenter: Tracy Davis Save the world, make it a better place! Overview Renewable Resources Renewable Resources Nonrenewable Resources Nonrenewable Resources Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels Alternative Resources Alternative Resources Three R’s of Conservation Three R’s of Conservation Renewable Resources Natural resource Natural resource Recycled or replaced by nature Recycled or replaced by nature Examples includes: Examples includes: Water Water Wind Wind Sun Sun Nuclear/


Energy Security and Conservation A Major Part of the Solution to Energy Generation and Environmental Degradation Dr. Mukesh Rana Assitant Professor, SSNC.

Reactor William Shockley Transistor Bill Gates Computers 8 December 2015 Topics Energy Sources and Uses Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Energy Conservation Solar Energy Fuel Cells Biomass Energy From the Earth’s Forces What’s Our Energy Future? 8 December 2015 PART 1: ENERGY SOURCES AND USES Work is the application of force through a distance. Energy is the capacity to do work. Power is the/


© 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. CHAPTER 14 Energy from Fossil Fuels.

Conservation, efficiency, and management decrease use © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Pathways: energy sources to uses in the U.S. © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Exploiting crude oil U.S. coal, natural gas, or nuclear power supplies are adequate But we must import 66% of our crude oil Increasing dependence on imported oil causes trade imbalances, military actions, economic disruptions, coastal oil spills Fossil fuels/ 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. The cost of fossil fuel imports © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. /


FOSSIL FUELS, THEIR IMPACTS, & ENERGY CONSERVATION.

world without petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides.  Rising oil prices will lead to conservation of energy and alternative energy sources. Other Fossil Fuels  Oil sands can be mined and processed  Oil shale is abundant in the U.S. West  Methane hydrate shows potential  Downsides to other fossil fuels Environmental Impacts of Fossil fuel Use Impacts  Burning of fuels alter certain flux rates in Earth’s carbon cycle  Carbon Dioxide is a/


Resources and Energy Section 4 Section 4: Resources and Conservation Preview Objectives Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil.

and Conservation Preview Objectives Resources and Conservation Environmental Impacts of Mining Fossil Fuels and the Environment Conservation Recycling Maps in Action Resources and Energy Section 4 Objectives Describe two environmental impacts of mining and the use of fossil fuels. Explain two ways the environmental impacts of mining can be reduced. Identify three ways that you can conserve natural resources. Resources and Energy Section 4 Resources and Conservation The limited supply of fossil fuels and/


© 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. CHAPTER 14 Energy from Fossil Fuels.

Conservation, efficiency, and management decrease use © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Pathways: energy sources to uses in the U.S. © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. Exploiting crude oil U.S. coal, natural gas, or nuclear power supplies are adequate But we must import 66% of our crude oil Increasing dependence on imported oil causes trade imbalances, military actions, economic disruptions, coastal oil spills Fossil fuels/ 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. The cost of fossil fuel imports © 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. /


E.E. ENERGY JEOPARDY BIOMASS AND FOSSIL FUELS NUCLEA POWA SOLAR AND WIND HYDRO AND GEO Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q $400 Q $500 Q $100 Q $200 Q $300 Q $400.

(mini- earthquakes) $200 HYDRO AND GEO Which of these has the least environmental impact? a.hydroelectricc.tidal b.geothermal d.fossil fuels $300 HYDRO AND GEO Finding a way to use a resource without reprocessing it a. conservation c.reusing b. reducing d.recycling $400 HYDRO AND GEO Preventing the depletion of a resource by thoughtful management a. conservation c.reusing b. reducing d.recycling $500/


A sustainable energy future. How can we make sure we have energy in the future? 1)Conserve energy - we use twice as much as most other developed countries.

1)Conserve energy - we use twice as much as most other developed countries Sweetart Question…. Tell me 2 ways YOU can conserve energy. How to conserve energy?/ cells). Sweetart Question… Give me 2 reasons solar energy is better than using fossil fuels. Another Sweetart Question… Give me one reason why solar energy isn’t being /hydroelectricity - dams cause some environmental problems Nerd question… What are some environmental impacts of building a dam on a river? D) Geothermal energy – uses hot spots/


37 Chapter 37 Section 37.1 Conserve Resources Section 37.2

whole planet. 5 Earth’s Natural Resources Fossil fuels, fuels that come from living matter, come from coal, oil, and natural gas. Conservation is the careful management and protection and natural resources. fossil fuel Fuels gained from living matter from a previous geologic time. conservation The careful management and protection of natural resources. 6 Conserving Energy Conserving energy helps save money and reduce pollution. Conserving energy applies to heating and cooling systems/


Chapter: Energy and Energy Resources

generated when wind spins the propeller. Some disadvantages are that windmills produce noise and that large areas of land are needed. Sources of Energy 3 Conserving Energy One way to make the supply of fossil fuels last longer is to use less energy. Reducing the use of energy is called conserving energy. Section Check 3 Question 1 Nearly all the energy that we use on Earth comes from/


Santilli’s New Fuels as Sources of Clean Combustion I. B. Das Sarma Jhulelal Institute of Technology Off. Koradi Octroi Post Lonara, Nagpur-441 111 INDIA.

power plant, by producing MagneGas locally and injecting it into the flame of the used fossil fuel, can increase the production of electricity by at least 30% with the same use of fossil fuel.  The credibility of this statement is evident and due to the fact that about 60% of the energy of fossil fuels is wasted due to formation of combustible CO, hydrocarbons and other contaminants in flue gas.  These combustible exhausts/


Energy, Power, & Climate Change

, and is easily transported. Ideal for automobile use. Oil Disadvantages Difficult to extract Primary Recovery removes 1/3 of a deposit Secondary Recovery force water or steam into wells Oil Spills Natural Gas Advantages Least environmental. damaging of fossil fuels. Primary use is heating (22% of US Natural gas used for domestic heating) Natural Gas Disadvantages Drilling requirements similar to oil. Hard to transport, (large/


Energy Conservation.

, and biomass, which produces an alternative to gasoline, are being considered in the movement away from fossil fuel dependence. In our everyday lives, we can also work to conserve energy. Insulating, turning off lights and only using appliances like dishwashers when they are full are just some of the ways people can limit energy use in their homes. Also, carpooling, bicycling, and taking public/


Energy Security and Conservation

profit from conservation programs and charge premium prices for energy from renewable sources. This figure shows some of the relative costs of producing commercial energy from several sources. In many cases, the cost of producing energy associated with alternative systems are dropping quickly relative to the cost of traditional sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear power. The U.S. continues to subsidize the traditional sources of fossil fuels, nuclear/


In Other News Crude oil continues at ~$50/bbl

not used reduces the need for utility plant construction or delays it Efficient use of fuels will save still more money and prolong their economical use While conservation and efficiency are valuable practices, they only delay the depletion of fossil fuels 080415 25.6 Prof. Odum, EROEI, and Emergy Emergy addresses the amount of energy that is required to make energy conversion systems and to obtain and/


Health Consequences of Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice

years and result in health cost savings of €50 billion over the next 30 years Upgrades to treaty to address mixtures of chemicals Convention on Biological Diversity Calls for: conservation of biological diversity sustainable use Includes Nagoya Protocol / 12-16 lbs of grain and 2500 gallons of water to produce one lb of hamburger Catch-share agreements to decrease over-fishing Eliminate fossil fuel industry tax breaks and subsidies Solutions Carpooling Keep car longer > ½ of energy consumption attributable /


Copyright © 2009 Benjamin Cummings is an imprint of Pearson 017 Non-Renewable Ch 15 Environment & Ecology.

’t usually leak. Copyright © 2009 Benjamin Cummings is an imprint of Pearson QUESTION: Review Which of the following statements about energy conservation is FALSE? a)Government research increases when fossil fuel prices are high. b)The public is enthusiastic about conservation mainly during election years. c)The public is enthusiastic about conservation mainly during times of high fuel prices and shortages. d)Individual choices to reduce energy consumption really/


Health Consequences of Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice Martin Donohoe, M.D., F.A.C.P.

amounts stored in permafrost Obesity Obesity Global Warming 80% of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; 20% from deforestation, other land use changes 80% of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; 20% from deforestation, other land use changes 391-/of €50 billion over the next 30 years Upgrades to treaty to address mixtures of chemicals Upgrades to treaty to address mixtures of chemicals Convention on Biological Diversity Calls for: Calls for: conservation of biological diversity conservation of /


Health Consequences of Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice Martin Donohoe, M.D., F.A.C.P.

amounts stored in permafrost Obesity Obesity Global Warming 80% of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; 20% from deforestation, other land use changes 80% of carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels; 20% from deforestation, other land use changes CO2/ years and result in health cost savings of €50 billion over the next 30 years Convention on Biological Diversity Calls for: Calls for: conservation of biological diversity conservation of biological diversity sustainable use sustainable use Includes /


Get Energized! What is energy? Renewable Energy Sources Conserving Energy! Nonrenewable Energy Sources Get Energized!

Nonrenewable energy resources are being used up faster than new ones can be made. Fossil fuels are nonrenewable energy resources. Fossil fuels formed millions of years ago from the remains of dead plants and animals. Where does the chemical energy stored in oil and natural / that the energy needed to run a home for a year creates more of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than an average car?! Conserving energy 1. The amount of heat lost annually through roofs and walls is enough to heat 1 million homes/


Fossil Fuels Non-renewable Energy. Sources of Energy Sun’s radiation Biomass – wood Fossil fuels formed from remains of past organisms Wind and hydroelectric.

in oil; poverty is still rampant) Converting to Renewable Energy One option – commit to using fossil fuels and develop alternative energies after depletion Second option – fund development of alternative energy sources now and attempt to reduce reliance on fossil fuels slowly Third option – end fossil fuel use quickly and hasten renewables CONSERVATION Conservation Conservation has followed economic need Many of the policies developed after the 1973 crisis have been abandoned Lack/


9 9 Chapter 9: Energy Sources Unit 2: Electricity and Energy Resources Table of Contents 9.3: Renewable Energy SourcesRenewable Energy Sources 9.1: Fossil.

by natural processes as quickly as they are used. As the production of energy from fossil fuels continues, the remaining reserves of fossil fuels will decrease. 9.1 Fossil Fuels Nonrenewable Resources 9.1 Fossil Fuels Nonrenewable Resources Fossil fuels will become more difficult to obtain, causing them to become more costly in the future. 9.1 Fossil Fuels Conserving Fossil Fuels Even as reserves of fossil fuels decrease and they become more costly, the demand for energy continues to/


Dr.Nagaraj Hegde for Alleem Knowledge Centre Importance of Dr.Nagaraj Hegde Green Business.

problems caused by the use of these fossil fuels brought about the need to develop and utilize alternative sources of clean energy. Also, the rising prices of fossil fuels and fears about future shortages in energy supply called for the creation of a sustainable path of energy development. This is best done through two avenues - the promotion of energy conservation and the use of environmentally friendly renewable sources of energy. 28 Energy Solutions/


12 Soil and Agriculture CHAPTER. Lesson 12.1 Soil About 38% of Earth’s land surface is used for agriculture.

on resource challenges in developing nations Soil Pollution Lesson 12.2 Soil Degradation and Conservation Irrigation – the providing of water other than precipitation to crops Pesticides – chemicals that kill organisms that attack or/in a monoculture. Monocultures reduce biodiversity and risk catastrophic crop fail Agriculture that requires the use of fossil fuels Involves mechanized farming technology, manufactured chemicals pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and large-scale irrigation To be efficient/


Falcon Focus LIST THE EARTH LAYERS IN ORDER AND EXPLAIN THE SINIFIGANCE OF EACH ONE OF THEM (6).LIST THE EARTH LAYERS IN ORDER AND EXPLAIN THE SINIFIGANCE.

cooking Is Organic FACTS Important: Nonrenewable resources such as these exist in a fixed amount and can only be replaced by processes that take millions of years. If they are depleted, they are depleted for good. CONSERVING FOSSIL FUELS Turning off lights, Make sure doors and windows are shut tight so heat won’t leak out, Run your air condition as little as possible/


NATURAL RESOURCES & CONSERVATION Std- Sub- Environmental science 8 th.

energy comes directly from burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are the source of energy for almost every machine,including the generators that produce electric energy. Fossil fuels(Non-renewable resource)  Fossil fuels are one of the greatest threats to the environment today.  Their burning contributes heavily to global warming.  The pollution of the air, water and land, as well as the production of acid rain.. Fossil fuel- dangers & conservation How to Conserve Fossil fuel? 6 S T E/


DE Science Elementary “5-Minute Prep” For Earth’s Natural Resources Non-renewable Resources Fossil Fuels.

Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels – The Big Ideas Much energy comes from burning fossil fuels in electric power plants and automobiles. Unless used carefully, fossil fuels produce pollution as they are burned. Fossil fuels are a non-renewable energy resource from a limited supply. Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are fossil fuels formed from the remains of plants and animals. Conserving energy helps save non-renewable resources and reduces pollution. Fossil Fuels – Prior Knowledge Learning about fossil fuels/


Earth Climate Change in One (long) Lecture. First Basics: CO2 and Water Vapor both absorb large amounts of the infrared spectrum at which the Earth is.

surely have an impact on precipitation patterns.” Worsening Droughts – U.S. Southwest (blue curve). Likely far too conservative, as these are the same models which badly underestimated Arctic Ice Loss Less Rain and Snow, Reservoirs Dry up Oroville/ mass loss supports our conclusion that Earths temperature has returned to at least the Holocene maximum. Rapid reduction of fossil fuel emissions is required for humanity to succeed in preserving a planet resembling the one on which civilization developed.” Also/


Atmosphere and Wind Ch 17: 462-468. The atmosphere Atmosphere = the thin layer of gases around Earth -Provides oxygen -Absorbs radiation and moderates.

rise in -use of fossil fuels (release CO 2 and CH 4 ) -deforestation and clearing of grasslands to raise crops (release CO 2 and N 2 O) -cultivation of rice in paddies and use of inorganic fertilizers (release N 2 0) The two largest contributors to CO 2 emissions are coal burning power plants and vehicles The debate over climate change is over Conservative think tanks and/


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