Energy From the Earth
All forms of energy are connected with movement. For instance, any body that has mass has kinetic energy even if it isn’t moving. A spring or bow, while at rest, possesses kinetic energy due to its configuration; it becomes kinetic energy when suddenly it is jarred, which it does when you apply the force of gravity to it. Thus the ultimate form of energy is kinetic energy, which we can derive from simple mechanics by saying that energy is the product of time and velocity.
The amount of energy contained in a molecule is equal to the total energy required to get the atom to move one point on the Periodic Table, which is the equivalent of all the known energies on the planet in molecules. An atom has just the right amount of potential energy when it is at rest; this potential energy is the sum of all the energy that is available for that particular atomic state. Now, let’s study one example that helps us to understand this connection between energy and motion.
One of the biggest drivers of global warming is the use of fossil fuels. Coal, oil, natural gas, and a variety of other fossil fuels are generally burned in a variety of applications. These energy sources release carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which trap heat. This trapped heat is taken back to the earth through a variety of means, including global warming and climate change.
Kinetic energy is the energy carried by an object due to its motion, which is found by the formula k=mv, where k is the velocity of the object, v is the distance, and m is the mass of the object. Now, it so happens that the production of energy from motion is directly related to the production of energy from chemical bonds. In fact, everything that can be produced by chemical bonds is related to kinetic energy. For instance, the bond between water and hydrogen is a great source of energy, while the chemical bonds that hold oxygen together are less powerful sources of energy. In this way, the earth itself is a great source of energy.
Another example of renewable energy comes from the sun, which is composed of many different types of energy such as solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy. All of these sources of energy can be harnessed through a process of converting the heat and light from the sun into electricity. The sun’s energy can be converted directly into solar energy, which can then be used to power homes and other facilities.
If we are to continue burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, natural gas, and biogas, our planet’s ecosystems will continue to deteriorate. We cannot ignore the truth that our earth is fast losing its grasp on earth, and that there is no chance for survival unless radical changes are made. Luckily, there are many options available for turning toxic wastes and harmful chemicals into energy. We need to begin to convert the waste from these fossil fuels into biomass energy, and we need to develop renewable forms of biomass energy such as geothermal energy and solar energy.