Energy Conservation - Lauren Taranow, p.4 The Importance of...

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Lauren Taranow, p.4 The Importance of Energy Conservation a. Energy conservation is important because there is a limited amount of nonrenewable energy sources on Earth, and it is crucial that we conserve our current supply or use renewable sources so that our natural resources will be available for future generations. Energy conservation is also a pressing issue that we must act upon quickly because consumption of nonrenewable sources severely impacts the environment. The burning of fossil fuels pollutes both the air and water. For example, carbon dioxide is produced when oil, coal, and gas combust in machinery factories, heating systems, and car engines. Carbon dioxide is a green house gas, and when it builds up in the atmosphere, it contributes to the global warming of the earth, or "greenhouse effect." The heating of earth as a result of greenhouse gas emissions could lead to a threat to human health, environmental impacts such as rising sea levels that can damage coastal areas, and major changes in vegetation growth patterns that could cause some plant and animal species to become extinct. -"Energy Conservation." Pollution Prevention (P2) Pays - N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance . Web. 14 Dec. 2009. <http://www.p2pays.org/energy/>. -Miller, Peter. "Energy Conservation."
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