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A Kid's View
by Giovanni Venezia

Making A Difference

Ding! Ding! Ding! That is the sound of your gorgeous, gas-guzzling-monster-of-a-vehicle telling you your gas tank is running low on gasoline. But, you keep on driving. Suddenly, as your singing along to “On The Road Again,” your car goes klink, blunk, cough, ker-plunk!

You slow down and you pull over on the freeway just in time to get out of the way of that large truck that was crawling up your bumper. So you call up your buddy and ask him to bring you some gas. So he heads up to a 7-11 and tries to get you some gas. But you are very angry as he calls you and says the world has run out of gasoline. So there you are stranded on the side of the freeway. This is what will happen if we don’t solve our fuel problems NOW!!!

You’ve probably heard anchormen talk about how we are running low on our world’s oil supply. And to you, it is just a big pile of kapoohy! But I think, no, I KNOW we can all make a difference by conserving our resources. This is my view on why and how we should conserve the amount of oil we use in order to keep the natural flow of things going. So, first I would like to begin on what our common gasoline is made out of and what other purposes it’s for.

Gasoline is mostly made up of one main thing: petroleum. Petroleum is a liquid that is found beneath the ground. It is mostly known as oil. Petroleum is a fossil fuel because it was created from remains of animals and plants. All fossil fuels are non-renewable, which means we can’t make a lot of petroleum in a short time. We will have to wait millions of years to have petroleum again, so in my opinion, why not use renewable sources now? We can still use some petroleum, but we can use renewable resources, which I will talk about in the next article, to solve this dilemma. Oil makes plastic, ink, and kerosene as well as gasoline.  So in my opinion, we can all make a difference in this problem!

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