Fossil Fuel refers to combustible organic material such as coal, oil, or natural gas that is formed from the remains of living organisms.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|Fossil Fuels are formed from remains of livings organisms over millions of years.|
|A high level of reserves is readily available and sufficient for the short term consumption.||The current level of consumption deplets the reserves much faster than the speed at which the new reserves are built.|
|Fossil Fuels contain high level of carbon.|
|Fossil fuels are efficient energy source (i.e. burning fossil fuels produces high level of energy per unit weight).||Fossil fuels produce high level of greenhouse gas and various air pollutants.|
|Fossil Fuels are used as the main source of energy worldwide.|
|There is a large infrastructure in place to support the production, transport and consumption of fossil fuels.||Considering the natural limitation of Fossil Fuels, there will be an eventual need for developing the technology and infrastructure for alternative energy sources.|