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Eviro Unit 9 Lesson 4: Living in a Fossil-Fuel World
12 grade (Not graded)
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All fossil fuels contain __________ and all fossil fuels release __________
into the air.
the burning of something
What does a basic combustion reaction involve?
hydrocarbon + oxygen → carbon dioxide + water
Select the four ways fossil fuels create pollution.
-Fossil fuels harm humans through coal dust which can cause black lung and mercury which is released into the air when mining.
-Fossil fuels add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere when burned.
-Fossil fuels pollute the air with sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides that help form industrial smog and acid deposition.
-Fossil fuels contaminate water through spills, leaks, and contaminated runoff.
an extraction method for hard-to-reach reservoirs of natural gas or petroleum
How does fracking work?
Fracking is done by installing one vertical well with several horizontal wells branching off it. The horizontal veins are pumped with water and other chemicals at a very high pressure, causing fossil fuels to escape from rocks and into the wells.
What are two advantages of fracking?
-lessens the United States' dependence on foreign oil
What are two disadvantages of fracking?
-ground could collapse
-large amounts of wastewater
the point at which the global rate of oil production will be at its maximum and then decline
Demand for coal in the United States is _____.
Demand for coal in China, a developing country, is _____.
Demand for natural gas in the United States is ________.
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