The Earth is not running out of fossil fuels but the continued reliance on fossil fuels is altering Earth’s energy balance. The risks of extreme temperature changes and subsequent impacts will grow substantially unless concrete actions are taken (Reilly and Crimmins). Fossil fuels are used for gas, airplane fuel, heating homes, electricity and cooking food (Fossil Fuels).
People refer to what is happening to the Earth as the butterfly effect. The butterfly effect is the idea that even the smallest action can initiate a big change (Olmsted 42). Even just turning on a light bulb emits more carbon into the atmosphere adding to global warming (Olmsted 43). This is just one person but everyday billions of people in the world turn on a light bulb and that turn the little amount of carbon into a giant amount being released into the atmosphere.
To help conserve our Earth’s natural resources scientists have been trying to find alternatives. One that was discovered was the use of tequila for fuel (The Action Blog). Wind turbines are another possibility for alternative power (Reilly and Crimmins 26). To conserve paper you can do things online such as paying bills and sending e-mails (Conservation of Natural Resources). Turning off lights and other electronics will also conserve energy (Conservation of Natural Resources).