Fossil fuels have become widely unpopular, with many around the world openly speaking out against them. From small towns to big cities, the opposition has been met with approval and even celebration – proving that having an opinion on our environment is never a bad thing.
Fossil Fuels a Major Part of Modern Life
From the car we drive to our morning cup of coffee, fossil fuels are a major part of modern life. However, most people remain unaware that over 90% of products used in everyday items derive from these vital resources.
Despite their environmental drawbacks, it’s undeniable how essential fossil fuels are to our daily lives. Without them, a multitude of everyday objects – from toothbrushes to car tires and beyond – would not be available as we know them today: shoes, refrigerators, and washing machines.
You may find yourself typing out “end oil” from a phone created using the very materials you are trying to eliminate. Climate activism recorded with cameras made possible by fossil fuels is just one of many examples of hypocritical irony that often goes unnoticed in our world today.
The ubiquity and complexity of products like iPhones, Androids, and MacBooks would not be here without these once-priceless resources – further complicating an already challenging ethical dilemma.
Just a few days after President Joe Biden took a victory lap for “action to get more oil” undertaken by his administration, a cabal of climate change groups complained that U.S. financial institutions continue to fund the fossil fuel industry.https://t.co/OJd6v7DQj9 pic.twitter.com/yymBeHy2Lk
— Rachael (@Rachael23603344) January 28, 2023
Life as we know it relies heavily on fossil fuels. From basics like food and water to more luxurious comforts, such as cars and air conditioning, our modern world would be quite a different place without them.
Basic Needs Relies Heavily on Fossil Fuels
The industrial revolution was a monumental period of transformation.
From its beginning in the early 1800s until the mid-1900s, coal remained king when it came to fuel sources for electricity and transportation needs. Though by the end of the last century, oil and natural gas had become significant players on this global stage with lasting implications that still reverberate today.
Modern civilization could not exist as we know it today without cement, steel, and plastic. These materials are integral to the construction, transportation, and manufacturing industries across the globe providing a firm foundation upon which our way of life is built.
BREAKING: Biden approves vast climate-wrecking fossil fuel project in the Arctic.
While celebrating a FAKE climate bill that subsidizes EVs, the US continues to turn our liveable planet into a hell where survival is impossible for many/most species.https://t.co/0UKe0FSIha
— Civilization collapse technician Keenan Roberts (@HowKeen) February 2, 2023
Agriculture has been revolutionized through the introduction of fertilizers.
Thanks to their abundance of essential nutrients, like nitrogen and potassium, crop yields have skyrocketed by up to 50 percent. This is an incredible feat made possible with the help of fossil fuels. With this boost in productivity comes our ability to meet global food demands easily and efficiently.
For decades, the world has worked to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation. Though beyond their importance in powering homes and businesses, these resources are key components of products that make everyday lives a whole lot easier – from greener transportation options to medicines used every day.
By using derivates of renewable energy sources, we can help millions escape poverty while also reducing environmental impact – a win-win situation.This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.