what burns large amounts of coal and oil

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  • What is the problem with burning coal and oil?

  • Our
    problem is that burning coal, oil, and gas produces carbon dioxide, which adds
    to the supply already in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect and
    thereby increasing the temperature of the Earth. Prior to the industrial age, the concentration of carbon dioxide
    in the atmosphere was less than 280 ppm (parts per million).

  • What gas is released when coal is burned?

  • The gas that is released when burning coal, oil, or gas is called carbon monoxide or sulfur. Sulfur is released with the burning of coal and carbon monoxide is what the exhaust of cars is made up of because of the burning of petroleum.

  • What is the burning of fossil fuels?

  • The burning of fossil fuels refers to the burning of oil, natural gas, and coal to generate energy. We use this energy to generate electricity, and to power transportation (for example, cars and planes) and industrial processes.

  • What happens to the carbon in coal and oil after combustion?

  • During combustion,
    some of the carbon remains unburned, and some other materials in coal and oil are not combustible; these come off as very small solid particles, called
    particulates, which are typically less than one ten thousandth of an inch in
    diameter, and float around in the air for many days.

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