Is an Albertosaurus bigger than a Gorgosaurus or smaller than a Gorgosaurus?

Both tyrannosaurids have specimen that are near identical in length, at ~9m, though, the Albertosaurus has a maximum recorded specimen length at 10m. This means that between Albertosaurus & Gorgosaurus, the length range was 8–10m & 8–9m respectively. So, the Albertosaurus is longer based on uncovered specimen.Due to the similarity & closeness of skeletal structure

Could there be fossil fuels on Mars?

If you are speaking of petroleum products then no, the environment has never, to the best of our knowledge, existed for the formation of such. It is quite possible some of the gases associated with petroleum do exist there but, like

We owe our existence to fossil fuel. Why would we stop using it?

Our company is pioneering in ‘Green Technology' Project as we are very much committed towards ‘Global Warming' issues. We are looking out for your support in terms of association, promotion, branding, partnerships or even ‘white-labelling' in order to bring about change in the World and make the plastic menace vanish completely and reserve the

What is the future of fuel? What can be discovered after the fossil fuel runs out?

The future for fossil fuel although may shift a bit but for as long as I can see will most likley reman king a long long time.OIL has pretty much dominated the earth since its discovery. Today I can not think of anything we dont use it for.It

Where do fossil fuels come from? How were they formed?

Here is an excellent, basic explanation of the process. Personally, I would recommend ignoring the inorganic (3) slides and proceeding onward. I also have some differences of definitions/opinions with the author but the slideshow does directly address your question.Petroleum Geology - Origin of Petroleum

Is biogas a fossil fuel?

As Glenn Sampson indicated in his answer, it's a matter of timing.If you let any organic matter rot in concentrated conditions it's going to produce methane plus several other

Why is hydrogen considered a fossil fuel?

Hydrogen is only so considered if it is generated from methane or other hydrogen-containing substances that actually are fossil fuels. This is, unfortunately, the mechanism by which most of the hydrogen used today is obtained.There are a number of technologies under development for generating hydrogen directly

Why are fossil fuels unsustainable?

The short answer is "because we can't make any more of them".Fossil fuels are not manufactured, they are mined. We have to drill down to geological layers that contain deposits, and remove them from the ground. Then we process them and burn them (or use them in other processes, for example, to make plastics

Why haven't we run out of fuel yet (fossil fuels)?

We will never run out, it will just get harder, more expensive and more energy intensive to mine and extract. Tar sands for instance need 5 times as much burned tar sands oil to fuel the each unit of shipped product. They don't count

How much more efficient could we make fossil fuels?

Regenerative heating will increase the power output.Increasing the upper temperature limit will increase the efficiencyUse carbon capture storage to reduce carbon dioxide emissionsUse selective catalytic reactors to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.Remove impurities to allow for a more efficient burning.

What are non-fossil fuels?

Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are conventionally referred to as fossil fuels. Solar, wind,and hydro are non-fossil energy sources, so fuel made from them is non-fossil fuel. Wood, and biofuels (such as corn and sugar cane ethanols) are made from crops that can be regrown

What if fossil fuels were banned?

I am a huge proponent of stopping the use of fossil fuel. With that said, prohibiting the use of fossil fuel would crash the world economy and would cause incredible suffering. And it's also impossible. And any written prohibition wouldn't work.If you are writing

What are fossil fuels? How do they affect the environment?

Now we all know who slept through basic science class. First part: fossil fuels. When plants and animals die their remains eventually begin to decay (rot). Left undisturbed these remains begin to accumulate. Some is eaten and recycled by insects

Do fossil fuels make our lives worse?

Do fossil fuels make our lives worse?No. We get energy from fossil fuels. In fact, this is one source of energy that is naturally occurring. Dead plants and animals are sources of energy, but you have to wait for a long time though.https://www.sciencedaily.com/ter...

How to feel about fossil fuels

The world is facing two potentially critical problems:World topsoil degradation leading to our running out of topsoil by approximately 2075. At that time, globally food production will start to drop due to a shortage of farmable land.AGW - anthropogenic global warmingBoth of these involve the same element: carbonOver the thousands of years of

When will we stop using fossil fuels?

That depends on when the oil will end and on whether we're ready to invest more on renewable energies or not. That requires us to focus on making investment into innovation. Right now, we don't. Right now, the only way we focus on climate is by saying:

Could there be fossil fuels on Mars?

If you are speaking of petroleum products then no, the environment has never, to the best of our knowledge, existed for the formation of such. It is quite possible some of the gases associated with petroleum do exist there but, like

Does gas has dinosaur remains? Because it's called fossil fuel? How much of it will be from dinosaurs?

Actually petroleum fossil fuels are derived primarily from plankton, foraminifera, and other microscopic sea life. Coal is derived from vegetation not animal remains.

What are the advantages of fossil fuels?

It has no intrinsic limit on wattage. As big as you can build a coal plant, after accounting for infrastructure requirements, you can always supply it with a virtually limitless amount of coal.They are easily controlled. The combination of all the types of fossil fuel plants on the grid today are

How to stop fossil fuel pollution

Be part of the evidence-based solutions quantified and ranked by Project Drawdown's 70 advanced researchers from 22 countries: Solutions | DrawdownGreat article on the research from the NY Times here: Opinion | A Smorgasbord of Solutions for Global WarmingAnd a video intro here:

Why is petroleum called a fossil fuel?

Because it was formed from decomposing algae and plankton laid down millions of years ago and compressed under layers of rock. It's not really a fossil in the normal sense - an animal of plant whose image is preserved in rock by

What items are made from fossil fuels? How are they made?

A few products made with HydrocarbonsInsecticides, Ink, Floor Wax, Pens, Upholstery, Clothing, Boats, Sports Car Bodies, Nail Polish, Fishing Lures, Bags, Perfumes, Cassettes, Dishwasher Parts, Tool Boxes, Shoe Polish, Helmets, Caulking, Petroleum Jelly, Tape, Washers, Antiseptics, Curtains, Food Preservatives, Basketballs, Soap, Antihistamines, Purses, Dashboards, Cortisone, Deodorant,

Why will fossil fuels run out in the future?

Short Answer? Best Estimates, based upon production data, have estimated in the next decade. Technical answer? 2005 was the peak, now on the downside.You will never see cheap gasoline again. You will probably never see cheap energy again. Oil, natural gas and coal are set to peak and go into decline within the next decade, and

Can plants alive now become fossil fuels?

Unlikely.One of the things interesting things about coal: plants developed lignin long before the bacteria that eat lignin evolved. The atmosphere was both warmer and denser-the same reason you could have really large flying insects-and plants could reach large sizes. After they died, they didn't really rot, but were compressed into deeper and deeper layers of peat,

When will we stop using fossil fuels?

A lot of guess work goes into this. But it is an important question - we are stopping now, applying the brakes if you will to our massive locomotive of an petroleum fueled industrial civilization. If we stop too fast

Is oil considered a fossil fuel?

The question needs to be more precise. Petroleum oil is a fossil fuel along with natural gas, condensate, hydrates, bitumen (heavy oil or oil sands), and coal. These all are byproducts of what current theory believes to be broken down from plants or animals from the fossil era many millions of years

We owe our existence to fossil fuel. Why would we stop using it?

Our company is pioneering in ‘Green Technology' Project as we are very much committed towards ‘Global Warming' issues. We are looking out for your support in terms of association, promotion, branding, partnerships or even ‘white-labelling' in order to bring about change in the World and make the plastic menace vanish completely and reserve the

If we use fossil fuels until they run out, would the atmosphere recover? If so, how long would it take?

I'm going to give you a rather unconventional answer that some may make fun of, but so be it. Here goes: don't worry about the environment when it comes to burning fossil fuels! It says in the Bible, and I believe it 100%,

How long before fossil fuels run out?

It is premature to ask about exhaustion before even beginning depletion, aka peak oil.I tend to favor the

What are non-fossil fuels?

Coal, petroleum, and natural gas are conventionally referred to as fossil fuels. Solar, wind,and hydro are non-fossil energy sources, so fuel made from them is non-fossil fuel. Wood, and biofuels (such as corn and sugar cane ethanols) are made from crops that can be regrown

What are fossil fuels? How do they affect the environment?

Now we all know who slept through basic science class. First part: fossil fuels. When plants and animals die their remains eventually begin to decay (rot). Left undisturbed these remains begin to accumulate. Some is eaten and recycled by insects

What items are made from fossil fuels?

RE: What items are made from fossil fuels?I will take this question literally.A fossil fuel, ie coal, oil and natural gas (methane), is something we burn to obtain energy. If the burning is complete we get CO2, carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas causing Global Warming. However the burning is rarely complete and the resulting

Is coal a fossil fuel?

Yes, fossils are the remains or traces of ancient life, and coal certainly qualifies as this. However, unlike gas and oil, which are largely produced from ancient microbes and plankton that accumulated on ancient sea floors, coal is largely composed of the compressed remains of various plants from ancient forests and

How long do we have left before we run out of fossil fuel, can that even be estimated or predicted?

As you go on digging, oil levels go deeper and deeper, and cost of oil extraction goes up. At some stage, it will become uneconomical, pushing up costs beyond acceptable limits.This will happen much before oil can ever get exhausted to a level where it is no more

What's good and bad about using Fossil Fuels?

Good:Mature Technology:  We know very well how to get it, how to transport it, how to use it.  We don't need to learn a whole lot more on how to better burn coal.High energy density:  The weight to energy ratio is probably the most favorable of all energy sources.  The only

What if fossil fuels were banned?

I am a huge proponent of stopping the use of fossil fuel. With that said, prohibiting the use of fossil fuel would crash the world economy and would cause incredible suffering. And it's also impossible. And any written prohibition wouldn't work.If you are writing

If humanity disappeared right now, how much time would it take for every evidence of our existence to disappear from the face of the Earth?

That question is sort of the point of the History Channel series Life After People. (2009)http://www.history.com/shows/lif... There were two 10-episode seasons, both available on DVD or by streaming Netflix. It had high production value and a lot of CG animations to show time lapse decay. Very watchable.

Why should we not use fossil fuel?

The obvious reason is that given enough time (centuries) it may be causal in global warming.The sun is the power that permitted life to evolve on earth. In ancient times the algae and plankton thrived. Through geologic time, they became the fossil fuel deposits.Prior to the use

Which is the cleanest fossil fuel?

Natural gas. But see Skeptical Science.

What do fossil fuels do to our environment?

Who really knows.  Many claim global warming is the result of fossil fuel usage.  The other side says not.We do know for certain the earth's climate IS changing and no one can honestly deny that.  However is it due to fossil fuel or something else?  Some astronomers say the entire solar system is getting warmer.  True, not true, is

Why are fossil fuels damaging the Earth?

We discovered as early as the 1800's that CO2, and water vapor, etc, can allow light through, but absorb escaping heat, re-radiating it...which was like the glass hot houses worked as well, in that the glass let light through, but blocked the exiting heat, so the hot house got hotter.If you

How long until plastics use up all the fossil fuels?

How long until plastics use up all the fossil fuels?tl;dr Aint gonna happenEnd of oil - Full disclosure: This is the latest version of a canned essay built after answering this same question in slightly different wording to many times to remember. It is updated as needs

Why is the American government promoting the use of fossil fuel when the rest of the world is investing in renewable resources?

Two reasons I can think of.Fossil fuels are energy dense, which is another way of saying they pack more energy into a small quantity. So-called renewal resources are far less efficient and suffer from