Skip to main content

300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

1,810,977 Views

1,748 Questions Answered

Best of Web

Let’s Begin…

Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years. Explore this lesson to learn all you ever needed to know about fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource, increasing use of which is causing increasing problems throughout the world. What is your responsibility in transitioning to a cleaner fuel future?

About TED-Ed Best of Web

TED-Ed Best of Web are exceptional, user-created lessons that are carefully selected by volunteer teachers and TED-Ed staff.

Meet The Creators

More from Our Changing Climate