The exploration and development of safe alternatives to fossil fuels should be the most important global priority today. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.

For the
last
few decades, people have been using fossil fuels
such
as charcoal, petrol, gas, and diesel as their main source of
energy
.
However
, overuse of natural fossil fuels not only have negative effects on the environment, but
also
reduced reserves to the verge of extinction.
Therefore
, many people believe that the
research
for green and safe
energy
should be the global priority these days. To a certain point, I agree with that, but some considerations should be cautiously measured as well. To start with, over consumption of fossil fuels results in certain threats to the environment. High emissions of carbon dioxide gases overwhelm the global warming to a dangerous extent.
In addition
to
this
, depletion of the ozone layer
also
speeds up.
For example
, a number of environmental researches proved that the effects of global warming and depletion of the ozone layer are four times as compared to the
last
few decades before.
Moreover
, the excessive utilization of natural fossil fuels
also
produces an alarming situation of diminution of their reserves.
For instance
, natural gas reserves of the Pakistan gas greatly reduced by just a few decades.
Hence
, it is the need of the hour to discover alternatives of natural resources as they have to eventually extinct. Despite all the positive sides of alternative
energy
, people should
also
be aware of several things.
Firstly
, the alternative
energy
methods should be controlled and checked firmly.
For example
, many countries, these days are using nuclear power as a main
energy
source. No doubt it is an environmental friendly way of meeting desired requirements. But, nuclear power plant should be properly maintained to avoid any adverse incident.
Secondly
, the expenditure for
research
and development of green
energy
worldwide is higher than the exploration cost of fossil fuels.
Therefore
, cost estimation should be made while searching for alternatives. In conclusion, exploration and
research
on alternatives to fossil fuels should be a targeted goal for the world because it will solve many environmental issues. But, numerous
research
should
also
be conducted with proper feasibility studies before taking any step.
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