Save Fuel for Better Environment and Health
The energy sources which are termed as the ‘Fossil fuels’ are petroleum and coal. These are the treasures that were accumulated by Mother Earth through millions of years. But man advanced rapidly in his exploration of earth and its resources. His scientific knowledge and inventions taught him how to exploit these caches of energy sources.
Once he discovered them he began to use then prodigally. He knew that these resources are not easily renewable and they will be exhausted one day. But each generation of human beings turned a blind eye to the fact and continued to use them irresponsibly, depleting the hoard at an incredibly fast rate.
He also knew about the havoc the burning fossil fuel was creating on the environment. But once again, his selfishness and love for luxurious life made him neglect it. As a result, the carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere increased to a dangerous level. The carbon dioxide and other similar gases accumulated and formed a cover over the earth, trapping the sun’s heat to create a phenomenon called ‘green house effect’. This increased the global temperature causing the extinction of many useful species of plankton, thus affecting the food chain. The sea level went up submerging the land.
At the same time these gases bore holes in the Ozone blanket that was protecting Earth and its inhabitants from the harmful ultra violet rays of sun. This causes many diseases like skin cancer.
In spite of knowing all these man still continued his tyranny over nature and its resources till recently. Presently, thanks to the efforts of many scientists we know the level of devastation that was brought about by man’s carelessness. Now that we know the facts, it is our duty to do something to negate the effects or at least prevent further disasters.
The fossil fuels are formed deep down the surface of earth through centuries of pressure and temperature exerted on the decayed bio matter. If we are not careful in extracting them they will naturally be over and it will take centuries to replenish the caches.
Environment is an essential part of our life. It includes surrounding water, air, trees, wildlife, birds, minerals etc. Quality of our life depends on the quality of our environment. Our health depends both on ourselves and our environment. We need a clean environment as we want to live healthy. So we need to save fuel.
Use Fuel Less, Us Earth will Bless !
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We use fossil fuels such as coal, wood, natural gas, Petroleum and its derivatives like petrol, diesel, LPG, kerosene etc. Since the days of Industrial revolution, there has been a rapid growth and development in the entire globe. The machines in industries, transport vehicles and domestic appliances all use fossil fuels. Even though the world adopted electricity as a source of energy, we still need fossil fuels to produce electricity.
Environment is an essential part of our life. It includes surrounding water, air, trees, wildlife, birds, minerals etc. Quality of our life depends on the quality of our environment. Our health is dependent both on ourselves and our environment. We need a clean environment to live healthy.
Last four decades have seen tremendous growth in electric and electronic gadgets and appliances causing the demand for energy to go skyrocketing. Combustion of fossil fuels results in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that have negative impact on environment and health. Overuse of fuels have initiated a breakdown of our ecosystem balance.
As a consequence air we breathe is polluted with CO2, soot particles and harmful gases. A large number of people suffer from respiratory diseases. The local temperatures have risen. Climatic balance is broken. Global warming is causing icebergs at the Poles and ice caps on mountain peaks to melt at a faster rate.
Greenhouse gases (fluorocarbons) are depleting the Ozone layer faster than ever before. Ozone layer shields us from harmful Ultraviolet radiation of the Sun. The holes in Ozone layer mean sunburns and skin cancer from exposure to UV rays.
Many species of birds and oceanic creatures are getting extinct. Animals too suffer from pollution. The balance in Biodiversity has become an issue. Imbalance in food-chain results in Earth's ecosystem imbalance.
To live we eat food, drink water and breathe air. If they are contaminated, then certainly our health is affected. Comparing in our minds, strolling happily on a path in a village and along a busy city road. Certainly we would want a peaceful and clean environment for a morning walk to the park nearby.
Fuel and energy saved is as good as produced. Fuel saved is more than driving away diseases and buying health. There are many ways to save fuel. We could use shared or public transport like trams and metros. We switch off engines while waiting for traffic signals. We take an exercising walk to nearby places. We use bicycle not just as a sport, but as a transport. We use more efficient fuels. We switch off gadgets and appliances when not in use. We use green vehicles and latest technology based machines. Also drive vehicles uniformly at recommended speeds and maintain properly to run at high mileage.
We need to replace obsolete technologies with the latest. Simply, we could replace the domestic light bulbs by the efficient LED bulbs. Let's use more efficient LCD and LED computer monitors and TVs in place of the bulky old ones. Let us use more efficient and silent CNG based engines rather than the traditional noisy diesel engines. Use of geothermal heat and biomass energies efficiently and cheaply serve our needs locally in the vicinity. Use of solar boats could reduce pollution of water bodies.
In rural areas people still use kerosene, wood and tree leaves for domestic cooking and heating. We need to upgrade their lifestyle so that fuel is saved and environment is saved.
Wastage of food, water or other materials happens inadvertently. Reducing wastage indirectly saves fuel required to produce more food and other products. Induction stoves save on energy needed to cook. Imagine 10% savings in a billion houses in the world.
Let’s use less of traditional fuels and use more of clean renewable fuels like solar, wind, tidal, geothermal, biomass, Nuclear, hydro, biofuel and so on. Then we meet our demands as well as save our environment. We stay healthier too. This is what ultimately we want and the mankind needs. Instead of polluting our location and then searching for a better place to live in, we all live healthier and jollier by saving fuel.