This BTN story discussed the issues the world has been having around fossil fuels. Last week the G7 was held. This is for the world’s 7 most powerful countries. They said that they would stop using fossil fuels by the end of the end of 2100. Coal, oil and gas are all fossil fuels and they can nearly power everything you see around you.
Fossil fuels take 100’s of million years to be made. At this time the world was full of dinosaurs and the seas were full of life. For fossil fuels to be made a living thing has to die, all living things have carbon and this is whats needed to make fossil fuels, this is the first step in making fossil fuels. Carbon is in dinosaurs, humans, plants and animals. Secondly these fossil have to fall to the bottom of the ocean where they need to have access to heat from the ocean water and pressure from sand and other heavy substances. Then there’s a lot of waiting until they become fossil fuels. Coal and gas are also made that way just a bit different.
In the 1800 fossil fuels really began to be used. And this is when the world’s climate change problems became a problem. There are two problems with climate change, the first is that it has to eventually run out and it makes pollution. Scientists say if we do not cut down how much fossil fuel we use the sea level will rise and there will be a lot more extreme weather. But I still wonder if we will actually stop using fossil fuels?