Please use our A-Z INDEX to navigate this site where pages may link to other sites
IT KILLS US GETTING IT OUT - Mining is traditionally a dangerous occupation. If a mine collapse does not get you, the carcinogenic dust will do you no good.
Diesel is a fossil fuel derived from the fractional distillation of crude oil that is used to fuel automotive vehicles, cars, vans and trucks, for land transport and boat & ship engines for marine use.
Diesel engines are used almost exclusively in tractors for agriculture and growing crops and heavy earth moving plant for civil engineering projects and house building.
Fossil fuels kick started our industrial revolution, powered steam ships and generated electricity as we released the energy in coal and later oil, to make things happen at a faster pace. Cars and aircraft being an example of things we now take for granted that pollute big time.
But it was a brilliant time for engineers and town planners who thought they could rely of this energy source without any consequences. Because after all the world is a big place. Surely humans could not alter the delicate ecological balance of planet earth just by driving a few cars and lighting a few home fires. Then came central heating. Sh*#%
Sadly, we can. We did and we still are, even though we now know how dangerous our excesses are to other species - and we are also set for extinction if we do nothing to swap fossil fuels for clean renewable energy sources.
END USER ADDICTION
LINKS & REFERENCE
This website is provided on a free basis as a public information service. copyright © Climate Change Trust 2019. Solar Studios, BN271RF, United Kingdom.