From my research and readings, I‘ve concluded that, the foremost effect that burning fossil fuels has on our environment is the greenhouse effect, also known as global warming. Carbon dioxide, which is also known as greenhouse gas is released during combustion of fossil fuels and is the cause of this catastrophe. But yet, other problems arise amongst the burning of fossil fuels, for example the depletion of fossil fuels, the shift of climate control, and the process of controlled life. In this essay I will briefly define I why I believe the burning of fossil fuels has a negative effect on the environment and its future.
Climate is not considered weather. Climate by definition is the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. (www.nasa.gov/mission/climate.com 2012) In other words is long term, whereas weather is short term, like today, or this week. Weather by definition from (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/weather) can be defined as the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. Climate is a large, compound structure in which, like any structure, can and will be affected by different elements. Over the past century, human activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The majority of greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels to produce energy, although deforestation, industrial processes, and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere.