fossil fuels

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wibber
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It is now accepted that continuing dependence on fossil fuels will cause dangerous changes in climate.
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This sentence means that unless we stop using fossil fuels, the earth's climate becomes dangerous in the future.
Fossil fuels take millions of years to make.
from http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter08.html

This sentence means that fossil fuels are made of coal, oil and natural gas and all three were formed many hundreds of millions of years ago before the time of the dinosaurs.

Fossil fuels are natural resources such as coal,oil and natural gas that is made from the rotten remains of plants or animals.

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wibber wrote:
It is now accepted that continuing dependence on fossil fuels will cause dangerous changes in climate.
from making peace

This sentence means that unless we stop using fossil fuels, the earth's climate becomes dangerous in the future.
Good, but instead of saying "the earth's climate becomes," say this:

"The earth's climate WILL BECOME dangerous in the future."

Actually, that still sounds a little funny. Here are some better examples:

1) "Life on Earth will become endangered by climate change."

2) There will be dangerous changes in the Earth's climate.

Fossil fuels take millions of years to make.
from http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter08.html

This sentence means that fossil fuels are made of coal, oil and natural gas and all three were formed many hundreds of millions of years ago before the time of the dinosaurs.

Fossil fuels are natural resources such as coal,oil and natural gas that is made from the rotten remains of plants or animals.
Well, everything you said is true, but the sentence you quoted doesn't really say all of that. All it says is that it took millions of years to form fossil fuels.

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I understood your advice.
It's clarity and consice better.

Thank you.^^*

Kim young ju
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Coal, Oil and Gas are called "fossil fuels" because they have been formed from the fossilised remains of prehistoric plants and animals.
1.This sentence explain why Coal, Oil and Gas are called "fossil fuels" .
2.fossil fuel-A hydrocarbon deposit, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas, derived from living matter of a previous geologic time and used for fuel.
3.www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/fossil.htm - 27k
There are environmental problems associated with extracting, transporting, and using fossil fuels.
1.This sentence means that extracting, transporting, and using fossil fuels give person environmental problems .
2.www.enviroliteracy.org/subcategory.php

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After food, fossil fuel is humanity's most important source of energy. There are three major fuels -- coal, oil and natural gas. Coal is used primarily to produce electricity. It therefore provides us with light, motive power from electric motors, and our many electronic devices. Oil gives us our mobility, our cars, planes, trains, trucks and boats. Natural gas is used primarily to produce heat, for our buildings, hot water, and industrial processes.
1.This sentence means that this is very important for people , and this is source of energy.
2.Fossil fuels, also known as mineral fuels, are hydrocarbon-containing natural resources such as coal, petroleum and natural gas. The utilization of fossil fuels has fueled industrial development and largely supplanted water driven mills, as well as the burning of wood or peat for heat.


3.http://www.bydesign.com/fossilfuels/lin ... _fuel.html
There are two theories on the origin of fossil fuels: the mainstream biogenic theory and the abiogenic theory. The two theories have been intensely debated since the 1860s, shortly after the discovery of widespread petroleum. According to the biogenic theory, fossil fuels are the altered remnants of ancient plant and animal life deposited in sedimentary rocks.
1.This sentence is taking about two theories on the origin of fossil fuels.
2.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_fuel

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That's interesting. I never realized there was an abiogenic theory regarding the formation of fossil fuels.

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Kim young ju wrote: 1.This sentence means that extracting, transporting, and using fossil fuels give person environmental problems.
Good, except instead of saying "give person environmental problems," you could say this:
Using fossil fuels creates environmental problems.

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