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Which fossil fuel is safest?

nuclear energy is by far the safest energy source. It has more than 330 times fewer deaths than coal; 250 times less than oil; and 38 times fewer than gas.

Which fossil fuel will last longest?

Various studies show that the total remaining recoverable oil resources would last 190 years, natural gas 230 years, and coal, a whopping 2900 years. These numbers apply if current rates of production hold for centuries to come, which may not be the case.

What is the most environmentally harmful fossil fuel?

Coal

Is Coal worse than oil?

Petroleum (crude oil): Produces less CO2 emissions than coal during production. Scientists estimate that reserves may run out of oil in a century or two. Natural gas: The cleanest burning fossil fuel.

What is the cleanest burning fuel?

natural gas

What country uses the most coal?

China

Why oil is the best energy source?

Oil: lifeblood of the industrialised nations Oil has become the world’s most important source of energy since the mid-1950s. Its products underpin modern society, mainly supplying energy to power industry, heat homes and provide fuel for vehicles and aeroplanes to carry goods and people all over the world.

Is oil still needed?

We will no longer need oil by 2050 — if we no longer need food, medicine, or transportation fuel. There is also the problem that we can’t grow food on a solar or wind farm. Petroleum is used for other purposes besides fuel — such as making drugs, heart valves, and other medical products.

Why are oils bad for you?

Saturated (mostly animal and coconut oil), monounsaturated (olive oil), and polyunsaturated (omega-3 & -6 oils) fat are all associated with increase in new atherosclerotic lesions[4]. All kinds of oils, including olive oil, are found to contribute to arterial damage and also the progression of heart disease[5].

What is the perfect energy source?

It is in many respects the perfect energy source. Sea water provides millions of years of fusion fuel. Fusion reactions are safe, they emit neither radioactive waste nor greenhouse gasses and fusion reactors would take up relatively little space.

Why isn’t nuclear fusion currently in use?

One of the biggest reasons why we haven’t been able to harness power from fusion is that its energy requirements are unbelievably, terribly high. In order for fusion to occur, you need a temperature of at least 100,000,000 degrees Celsius. That’s slightly more than 6 times the temperature of the Sun’s core.

What temperature is required for nuclear fusion?

To summarize, three main conditions are necessary for nuclear fusion: The temperature must be hot enough to allow the ions to overcome the Coulomb barrier and fuse together. This requires a temperature of at least 100 million degrees Celsius.