Wesley Barbosa BIO121 Mod 3 Critical Thinking

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Mod 3 Critical Thinking Wesley Barbosa CSU Global Oil is a fossil fuel and can only be used once. The reason that oil can only be used once can be explained through the law of thermodynamics. In this paper I will discuss what fossil fuels are, how they are extracted and used, and why they can only be used once and why this is a very bad thing. In our planet we have three main types of fossil fuels. The three types of fossil fuels are oil, natural gas, and coal. For the purpose of this paper I will be discussing oil. Oil is our main
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source of fuel in the world today, mostly because it is accessible and the fact that it is a great source of energy. Oil is the most important form of energy we use, making up about 40 percent, or 152 quadrillion Btu, of the world energy supply (DOE, 1998). Fossil fuels were formed hundreds of millions of years ago during the Carboniferous Period which was part of the Paleozoic Era. “The Carboniferous Period occurred from about 360 to 286 million years ago.” Fossil fuels were formed through plants dying and falling to the
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ART, HCM, 300 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at CSU Pueblo.

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