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C1 4.4 Cleaner Fuels

C1 4.4 Cleaner Fuels

Author: Gemma Boyson

9. When we burn fuels, what are the consequences for our environment?

10. What can we do to reduce the problems?

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Hello folks,

This "tutorial" is a little bit different.

We've seen in the previous videos and in class that there are several pollutants produced when we burn fossil fuels - such as carbon dioxide, carbon particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen.

I haven't yet made a nice catch-all video to tell you everything, but below are a few short videos that will help you to answer the learning objective questions.

So don't write everything down - just pick out the information you need to answer the questions. And note down anything you want to cover more in class.

The Greenhouse Effect

Peter Wothers talks about carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect.


Global Dimming

Jim Haywood, climate expert at the Met Office Hadley Centre, explains the phenomenon of global dimming and the impacts on global warming.

Source: The Met Office

Catalytic Converters

The science channel tells you all about how catalytic converters work.

Carbon Monoxide

Showing how dangerous carbon monoxide gas is formed.