What are the pros and cons of fossil fuels?

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Mar 14, 2016

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  • Many energy systems across the world are built upon the reliance of fossil fuels, changing this system would be very expensive and time consuming.
  • Fossil fuels are also efficient and produce a lot of energy.
  • Fossil fuels are relatively cheap and accessible.


  • We are rapidly running out of fossil fuels. Therefore, it is time to start investing in more sustainable methods of energy.
  • Also fossil fuels highly contribute to carbon dioxide emissions, which have a large impact on the green house effects and therefore, global warming.