Gas Prices

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This article was written by the CNNMoney staff. I found this article off the CNN website. This event occurred on February 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM ET. This event occurred all around the world. The main idea of this article is the rising gas prices around the world due to the wars in Iran that will cause a disruption in the oil supplies.

The main idea of this article is the ridiculous gas prices that have been constantly going up. Tensions with Iran have been adding 30 cents to gas prices in the United States. There are many factors that have caused the rising prices of gas. The biggest factor is the fear that tension in Iran will lead to an all-out war which will cause problems with oil and gas prices. Iran’s 2.2 million barrels a day could be cut off.

This article relates to earth science in how the article talks about oil, which is a fossil fuel and an nonrenewable resource. The oil is a source of energy for the united states/world. And in earth science we see that fossil fuels were formed from plants and animals that lived up to about 300 million years ago. The Sun passed solar energy to the plants, and plants were eaten by animals. When the plants and animals died and started decaying, some of them got buried deep under the ground for many millions of years, where they turned into fossil fuels like coal, gas and crude oil.

We as people are affected by this event in many ways. The first is that the cost of gas will rise and become too expensive. Second the use of fossil fuel will eventually be spent and there will be no more left. Since fossil fuel is a nonrenewable resource will eventually have to turn to a different energy source that we can use over and over again. Third fossil fuels are not the best thing for the environment so in the future if we can focus research on a renewable energy source we can help not only the economy but the well being of the environment.
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