Global warming is a very real and looming threat, worsened by our continuous use of non-renewable energy.
Burning fossil fuels to create power is the main contributor of greenhouse gases. The released carbon dioxide traps heat in our atmosphere, leading to climate change and putting the world’s wildlife (and us) in danger. The worsening impacts feature almost daily in the news.
However, it is not only global warming that is caused by using non-renewable energy. As Michael Klare, Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College in Massachusetts notes: “Fossil fuels are triggering violent conflicts all over the world.”
But we can stop this. We don’t have to depend on fossil fuels. There are more sustainable and ethical ways to generate our energy.
One option is to make greater use of solar voltaic panels. These generate non-polluting electricity and can be fitted to houses, factories, public buildings and other structures, and used on a global scale. They take their energy from our sun, which will thankfully be around for another five billion years!
If more of us change to eco-friendly power, we can make the world a healthier and safer place.
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