Romsha Vats • 6 Sep, 2023 • 4 mins
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This week’s episode of ‘The Hoot Hour’ was about the tough choice humans have to make between the continued use of oil versus environmental conservation.
Our speakers talked about how oil was formed in nature, how it is extracted from the Earth, its various uses, how it is harming our planet, and whether it's possible to put a complete end to its usage.
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The discussion started with our panellists talking about how fossil fuels were formed millions of years ago and how crude oil is extracted from deep under the Earth’s surface. Then, the conversation moved towards the common uses of oil and how essential it seems to the survival of humans.
From there, the discussion naturally transitioned to how the overuse of oil is harming our environment and how oil drilling and oil spills are detrimental to marine life and forest ecosystems at times. Oil extraction and usage also contribute to global warming, some of our speakers believe.
The conversation got super interesting here as panellists recommended various measures to improve the fuel-use efficiency of our vehicles, such as regular maintenance, driving at average speeds, adequate pressure in tires, etc.
Ultimately, our speakers agreed that it's impossible to completely go oil-free, but we should reduce our needs as that will lead to less oil consumption in general. There was also talk of increased use of renewable energy sources to combat the negative effects of oil.
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