Xam idea - Science

Book: Xam idea - Science

Chapter: 16. Management of Natural Resources

Subject: Biology - Class 10th

Q. No. 7 of Proficiency Exercise

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Fossil fuels are being increasingly used as source of energy. List any two reasons for replacing them by alternate sources of energy.

Fossil fuels (coal and petroleum) that are being increasingly used are a non-renewable source of energy. They take millions of years to get replenished as they are formed from degradation of bio-mass. Fossil fuels being majorly responsible for increasing air pollution must be replaced by alternate source of energy. Burning of fossil fuels release carbon dioxide and certain poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide in our environment. Moreover, fossil fuels serve as a reservoir of carbon and combustion of carbon produces CO2. High concentration of CO2 leads to increased global warming.

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