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Will fossil fuels be able to maintain economic growth?

  • Yes they can

    I don't think that the question so much is whether fossil fuels will be able to maintain economic growth. I think that it has already been shown that they can. The more important question is if the price of doing so if worth what it will do to the world.

  • Wont Last Forever

    As said before you can't get it from the ground forever, at some point it will end and somehow countries will start fighting, so economic must be prepared for that day and work for a solution or else bad things will happen. In my opinion digging the ground is like destroying the environment.

  • Won't Last Forever

    As said before you can't get it from the ground forever, at some point it will end and somehow countries will start fighting so economic must be prepared for that day and work for a solution, or else bad things will happen. In my opinion, digging the ground to get fuel is like destroying the environment.

  • Fossil fuels won't last forever

    No, fossil fuels can't maintain economic growth because they are not renewable, so you can't extract it from the ground forever, at some point it will end, and you would have to extract it somewhere else, and this other place could be in a territory of another country, which it would cost importation taxes that would not be helpful for a good economic growth.

  • A Non-renewable resource

    Fossil fuel is the remains of dead organisms buried and pressured for millions of years. It is very compressed, one liter of coal used to be hundreds of organism. As human develop they are relying more and more on fossil fuel. Developing countries such as china are also developing and they will soon require more and more fuels. It is necessary that we find an alternative source...Fast

  • Those supplies are dwindling quickly.

    Fossil fuels are a limited resource and becoming more limited every day. We need to develop other methods of creating the power that we use to maintain our society. There are many possibilities for this, and we need to explore those possibilities before we run out of fossil fuels and lose power.

  • Fossil fuels take millions of years to make and we are using them so fast that ultimately we will have exhausted the existing supply.

    We are currently using fossil fuel a such a rapid rate that we are in danger of going to a dry well. Our needs are exceeding what we can provide and unless we can successfully change to more renewable fuels there will be a fuel crisis beyond what we are presently experiencing. Our need for cars or transportation is growing exponentially and it appears it will not stop. The next question appears to be, will we be able to switch to a better form of fuel before we run out of fossil fuel. The clock is ticking and until we can find a more suitable alternative the end of fossil fuel is in the foreseeable future.

  • No, the amount of it located in the Earth's crust is finite.

    Fossil fuels are created by applying pressure to organic matter for millions of years. The amount of it located in the Earth's crust is finite. We will eventually run out, even if it takes a few centuries, so no, it isn't sustainable in the long run. Renewable energy must be considered.

  • Fossil fuels will eventually be exhausted, so they cannot maintain economic growth.

    There are apparently plenty of fossil fuels left to maintain growth, although they will run out eventually, probably a long time from now. However, continuing to burn fossil fuels at the current rate will probably exacerbate global warming and cause drastic problems with economies around the world, as food and water shortages become more frequent. Alternatives to fossil fuels will have to be used in the longer term. In addition, growth as we have seen it in he past may never come back.


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