We, as living creatures, rely upon the well-being of planet Earth for our own survival. A quick glance at the news and one will notice that we’re not doing such a great job at keeping ol’ Mother Nature healthy. Global warming this, pollution that – we’re not very good guests, are we? I say this, but it’s actually very difficult for our bustling, resource-reliant society to function without the things that do harm to the environment. Our only hope is to constantly be on the lookout for more efficient, cleaner methods that we will be able to sustain into the future. And, as always, science is the way forwards.
The Earth sadly contains limited resources, one of which is fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are formed over hundreds of millions of years from the remains of dead organisms, which have decomposed under a variety of temperatures and pressures. We are using fossil fuels at a quicker rate than they can be formed naturally, so it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we are going to run out of fossil fuels sometime in the near future.