- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
“If every person in the world lived as an average person living in the UK does, we would need three planets like Earth to sustain us. If every person lived as an average American, we would need five. With the developing carbon-based economies of India and China improving the living standards of over a third of the world’s population, there will soon be an even greater squeeze on the Earth’s limited resources…
Energy produced by the burning of fossil fuels is not sustainable, as we will eventually run out of the stocks we have. Energy produced by renewable forms is sustainable, as we will never run out of sunlight, wind or moving water…
Burning fossil fuels for energy is also unsustainable because of the impact it has on the environment. Global warming could cause drought and flooding, turning otherwise fertile farmland into useless wasteland…
A sustainable World is one that is not built on unsustainable principles such as mining, fossil fuel burning and deforestation. A world economy that relies on renewable energy, sustainable timber and paper industries and recycling is sustainable, will not threaten the livelihoods of those who will inherit the planet from us and will enable hundreds of millions of people to be brought out of poverty without an adverse effect on the rest of the planet.”
“Sustainability,” www.climal.com (accessed Dec. 23, 2008)
Climal.com is a web-based information resource providing news articles, videos, and discussions on ‘green’ issues and climate change.
“To help people move to an environmentally-friendly, low-carbon life… by sharing information, opinions and experiences…”
“About Climal.com,” www.climal.com (accessed Dec. 23, 2008)
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