Problem: Which of the following is NOT true about fossil fuels?a) The land and oceans are able to absorb all of the C emitted to the atmosphere by fossil fuels.b) Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resourcec) Carbon emissions from fossil fuels have increased since the pre-industrial period.d) Prior to the industrial revolution, carbon in the fossil fuels reservoir was not exchanging with the atmospheree) Carbon from fossil fuels comes from dead organisms that have been buried for millions of years.

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a) The land and oceans are able to absorb all of the C emitted to the atmosphere by fossil fuels. → FALSE

Fossil fuels usually emit carbon as CO2. Some CO2 remains in the atmosphere as greenhouse gases instead of being absorbed by the land and oceans.


b) Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource. → TRUE

Non-renewable resource are those that will be depleted over time such as fossil fuels.

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Which of the following is NOT true about fossil fuels?

a) The land and oceans are able to absorb all of the C emitted to the atmosphere by fossil fuels.

b) Fossil fuels are a non-renewable resource

c) Carbon emissions from fossil fuels have increased since the pre-industrial period.

d) Prior to the industrial revolution, carbon in the fossil fuels reservoir was not exchanging with the atmosphere

e) Carbon from fossil fuels comes from dead organisms that have been buried for millions of years.

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