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Has the concerns about depletion of fossil fuels decreased in recent years?
Has the consumption of these compounds hurt our environment?



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As far as "hurting" the environment, it is more correct to say it has "changed" the environment. A major concern since the late 1800's has been the effect of carbon-dioxide build-up in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel combustion. The CO2 traps solar radiation and could cause a global warming problem.

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