You’ve in all probability discovered through television, periodicals, and documentaries
that the human race is facing a worldwide energy crisis. Some, like political leader
and Nobel Prize-winning author Al Gore, have been speaking out about the energy crisis
for ages. Still, you may question if what Mr. Gore and those like him are speaking
about is of any importance to you. After all, when you really think about it, you
can’t on your own contain global warming or re-freeze the polar ice caps on your own,
isn't that correct?
However, just because it appears that the problem in its enormity seems impossible for
a single person to make a difference, it doesn't mean that the worldwide energy crisis
doesn't affect you. It most certainly does. One of the all-important aspects of the
worlds'energy crisis is the global addiction to crude oil. Oil takes millions of years
to take form and we have only an exhaustible measure. Even so, with the actual size of
the planetary population and the widening requirement of arising countries on the
present-day supply, we are utilizing this energy resource at a frightening pace.
Never has history witnessed a greater demand for oil, in fact at the rate we are now
expending oil it is forecast that we will run out within the succeeding one hundred
years. That signifies that our future generations will live in a world without having
the the possibility of using fossil fuels for energy. This is why it is so essential
to search out supplementary forms of energy before it’s too late.
The requirement for and scarceness of oil drives the price up which most emphatically
touches us all as we rely so heavily on this as our essential generator of energy.
Because gasoline prices are always on the climb, other types of fuel will be emerging.
One of these, ethanol is already used in many places. However, there are several issues
with ethanol that will have an effect on most people. Firstly, older vehicles will not
be able to make use of ethanol without negatively effecting the engine. This means as
ethanol grows more wide-spread you will more than likely find it difficult and costly
to find gasoline without ethanol in it. This means you may have to purchase a new car
earlier than you had expected.
Corn-based grain alcohol contributes another, somewhat hidden cost to you. While not
all ethanol is corn-based, several countries, one being the United States, use almost
nothing but corn-based ethanol. This makes evident that a healthy quantity of the corn
previously developed for food in the nation is now being employed for fuel. Corn prices,
thus, have gone up. Though costs aren’t excessive yet, you may find that you’re paying
more for ears of corn than you had been paying previously.
All things considered, yes, the international energy crisis does have an impact you. Gas
costs are going to increase, and even if a renewable fuel is introduced, chances are you
will have to modify your vehicle in one way or another to be able to make use of it.
Since there is only so much drinkable water on the planet there are only so many natural
fuel sources, each is a limited, and a non- renewable resource so we must conserve what
sacred little we have