Energy has been essential for the development of human activities from the Industrial Revolution to present day. Over the course of history, human consumption of energy has increased significantly. Currently, society depends largely on nonrenewable energies that come from fossil fuels. However, the increase in greenhouse gas emissions has highlighted the need to change from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources that reduce environmental contamination. Many industries are committing to the development of alternative energy sources that don’t contribute to global warming. Chapter 9 of Air: Climate Change Series.