Everything around us runs on a kind of power called energy. The television that we watch is powered by energy, the phones that we use everyday runs on electricity which is a form of energy. Energy is the very backbone of the contemporary world we live in. If energy were to ever run out, we would be inanimate because we have adapted to a circumstance where energy is the prop to society. But the production of energy have certain deleterious side effects on the environment.
Energy are of two types:-
RENEWABLE ENERGY:- Which can replenish itself at the rate it is used, for example, solar energy.
NONRENEWABLE ENERGY:- The type of energy that has a limited supply. An example of nonrenewable energy is coal.
The most common source of energy is the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil, natural gas, etc. Fossil fuel power plants burn coal or oil to create heat which is in turn used to generate steam to drive turbines which generate electricity. However, burning carbon-based fuels produces large amounts of carbon dioxide, which drives climate change. Natural gas power plants emit an average of 549 grams (19 ounces) CO2 per hour. Combined cycle natural gas plants emit an average 436 grams (15 ounces) CO2 per hour. The amount of Carbon Dioxide is expected to increase by 40% by 2050 due to carbon emissions by energy plants. This is baleful for our robust planet and production of nonrenewable energy must be ceased. If we endure like this, our planet would be We must retract from consuming unreplenishable energy and shift to renewable sources of energy.
EFFECTS OF PRODUCTION OF UNRENEWABLE ENERGY
When fossil fuels are burned, they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which in turn trap heat in our atmosphere, making them the primary contributors to global warming and climate change. There are many side effects of global warming and climate change which are detrimental to society.
Here are some of the effects of global warmer-
1. Hotter Days
2. Rising sea levels due to the melting of glaciers
3. Warming and acidification of oceans
4. More frequent and intense extreme weather events
5. Higher wildlife extinction rates
Burning of fossil fuels accounts to 13% of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere. If we were to abolish the usage of unrenewable energy we would be able to see cleaner skies, increased wildlife, and a viridescent world for all of us.
WAYS TO SAVE OUR PLANET:-
1. Restrain from redundantly misusing electricity.
2. Use solar energy to power your entire house. This averts you from using unrenewable energy and it is also free of cost!
3. We can charge our phones from the energy generated by miniature fans, solar panels, running water, etc.
4. Transpose your energy supplier to a renewable energy supplier.
There are many other ways in which we can resist from using unrenewable energy. We must strive for the amelioration of our world. We must ensure that our next generation, our children and grandchildren, have a pristine and robust environment that they can live in. We should be prudent in not aggravating the current circumstances and only ameliorate our society.
WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO OUR WORLD IF WE REMAIN APATHETIC ABOUT OUR FUTURE?
If we do continue to be ignorant or pococurante about our future, our planet will become like any other barren planet. Global warming and climate change will continue. Temperature will rise obscurely, glaciers in the oceans will melt and the water level will rise. Global warming affects evapotranspiration, the movement of water into the atmosphere from land and water surfaces and plants due to evaporation and transpiration, which is expected to lead to Increased drought in dry areas. We will face unexpectedly harsh climatic conditions like storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.
It is safe to say that Earth will be something like the netherworld.
THE FUTURE OF ENERGY
The world will need much more energy to power homes and fuel transport for a growing population with rising living standards. But to counter climate change, energy must increasingly come from lower-carbon sources. Our know-how, technology and innovations are helping to deliver more, cleaner energy.
By 2050, solar power could account for 79% of the country's energy demand, supported by enhanced battery and water storage solutions to lower energy system costs. In a single hour, the amount of power from the sun that strikes the Earth is more than the entire world consumes in an year, so it seems obvious that solar energy is the key to a sustainable environment in the future.
Energy is the very mainstay that everything in our surroundings depends on and we shall respect energy like it were a person and use it responsibly. We must also respect our esteemed planet and protect it like it has protected us and our predecessors for millions of years. And to do so we must perform certain simple tasks. Once we perform such tasks, it will become a habit, a good habit, and that is what earth needs. Thank you.