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Earth's physical resources: fossil fuels: Track 2

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The big issue of the 21st century is the impact burning fossil fuels is having on the global environment. This album considers what will happen when fossil fuels run out. What oil and gas resources have we got left and how can we sustain them? The two video tracks explore the connection between fossil fuels and climate change, determining that renewable energy is the only way to secure a sustainable future. This material forms part of the course S278 Earth's physical resources: origin, use and environmental impact.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 2: Declining Oil and Gas Reserves

How long have we got before all the Earth's fossil fuels are depleted? What will happen to gas prices when the North Sea gas reserves are gone?


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Fossil Fuels    An an introduction to this album Play now Fossil Fuels
2 Declining Oil and Gas Reserves    How long have we got before all the Earth's fossil fuels are depleted? What will happen to gas prices when the North Sea gas reserves are gone? Play now Declining Oil and Gas Reserves
3 The Future of Energy    The next century will see massive change in sea levels and increased flooding. Switching to liquid fuel, hydrogen and renewables will reduce the effects of climate change. Play now The Future of Energy

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