Fossil fuels are energy sources derived from organic substances formed over millions of years, such as oil, natural gas, and coal. These fuels are considered “fossil” because they come from the remains of dead plants and animals that have been buried under the ground and subjected to high levels of pressure and temperature.
Fossil fuels are among the most widely used sources of energy in the world, but are associated with a range of environmental and social problems. For example, the combustion of these fuels releases large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, which contribute to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Additionally, the extraction of fossil fuels can cause irreversible environmental damage, such as the drilling of aquifers, water contamination, and the destruction of natural habitats.
Dependency on fossil fuels is also linked to other issues, particularly in unstable or poor countries: price fluctuations, political instability, exploitation.
The use of fossil fuels in the production of electricity is one of the main causes of internet emissions, however, there is still little awareness that the web pollutes too.