Gee it’s Getting Hot in Here by Avery Buckner
Watching TV, tuning on lights, and driving cars are all activities we participate in everyday. What do all of these things have in common? They rely on fossil fuels as a means of power.  Fossil fuels are formed from the remains of once living organisms. The process takes millions of years; gas, coal, and oil are the products. Because of the excessive time, fossil fuels are considered a nonrenewable resource. This means that they can’t be replaced naturally at the speed they are consumed. Eventually we will run out of fossil fuels, than new methods of energy will have to be found.  
How is global warming and fossil fuels related?
The Green House Effect is the leading link between global warming and fossil fuels. It starts with the sun. The heat of the sun radiates to the earth. Earth and its atmosphere absorb a portion of this energy. The remaining energy is released back into space. Naturally occurring gases trap this energy, thus warming the earth.  Global warming is being intensified from the gases we release that participate in this process.
What evidence do we have?           
averyThe waters of the ocean are a large factor of evidence.  According to NASA (National Aeronautics Space Administration) the oceans have absorbed a large amount of the earth’s increase in heat. NASA researchers have discovered an increase in heat of .302 degrees since 1969. Global sea level has increased 17 centimeters in the last century, which is double the amount of the century prior to last.
How can we prevent climate change?
Choosing products with the Energy Star icon is a great start. This icon shows the product you are buying is not as harmful to the environment as the original. Turning off unused lights and electronics in your house is very beneficial. Ask your energy provider about switching to renewable energy.  Green-e-certified energy suppliers produce at least half of its power from wind, solar energy, and other clean sources. Even the smallest contributions to a new environment make a difference.