Friday, April 4, 2008

Why stop burning fossil oil, and other fossil fuels?

Fossil fuels carry with them tremendous problems, many of which are not clearly obvious. The effects that come from burning fossil fuels are small, at the individual level. The exhaust coming out of a car is nigh-on invisible, for example. But it's like the way snowflakes are individually small, but if there are enough of them they form an avalanche that buries the town at the bottom of the mountain. If one adds up all the effects of all the use of fossil fuel it's adding up to widespread poisoning of our bodies and environment, and adding to the climate change problem.