Fossils are fuels that are processed naturally by decayed lifeless organisms that have been transformed into coal, ordinary gas, crude oil and those comprising of energy created from photosynthesis and anaerobic assimilation.
These fossil fuels have raised major concerns on the environment since they produce close to 21.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually to the atmosphere, which has significantly become the foundation of global warming in the world. Key fossil fuel corporations including Chevron, BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Peabody Energy and Consol Energy are all significant contributors to the problem and hence must be held liable for their actions.
It is over four decades now since the world started to experience harsh climatic conditions. These climatic changes have advanced with time and have become unbearable to some extent causing loss of life for human beings and animals as well. We do not want to ignore that some of these fossils have not only been of great influence in the day to day living of people around the globe, like the use of petroleum for vehicle fueling and use in the manufacturing industries, gas for cooking. The petroleum and energy sector has also played a massive role in boosting the world economy. However, they have significantly affected the well-being of the universe at large.
A good example is, commercial exploitation of petroleum gas began replacing oils from natural sources back in the 19th century. Relaxed mining and carriage of the product have resulted in the emanation of poisonous waste like sulphur, carbon monoxide, hydro-carbonate and oil spills in water bodies causing the death of vegetation and aquatic life.
Air pollution has also been experienced and has become a health hazard to human beings. People have contracted diseases like leukaemia due to benzene in gasoline, which depresses the white blood cell count in humans. Premature births in expectant women have also become rampant in some areas from breathing in toxic gases.
All the negative consequences have seen a rise in lobbying groups such as the fossil fuel divestment movement, and Stop Adani. They have been directly targeting fossil fuels in an attempt to lessen climate change by applying political and economic force for the institutional divestment of resources.
Anti Fossil Fuel Solutions
- Compensate for their portion in outlays of climate associated damages and climate change variation.
- Maintain practical microclimate procedures to decrease global warming productions, by adapting renewable energy as opposed to non- renewable energy products.
- All fossil fuels companies should follow set criteria and guidelines, fail to comply and action will be taken against them.