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Definition of Fossil

Fossil

  1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
  2. Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants, shells.
  3. A substance dug from the earth.
  4. The remains of an animal or plant found in stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species, but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
  5. A person whose views and opinions are extremely antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time rather than with the present.

Fossil Quotations

There is an urgent need to stop subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, dramatically reduce wasted energy, and significantly shift our power supplies from oil, coal, and natural gas to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy sources.
Bill McKibben

If we want to address global warming, along with the other environmental problems associated with our continued rush to burn our precious fossil fuels as quickly as possible, we must learn to use our resources more wisely, kick our addiction, and quickly start turning to sources of energy that have fewer negative impacts.
David Suzuki

I said that if an alien came to visit, I'd be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They'd be like, 'What?'
Neil deGrasse Tyson

It seems to me like Mother Nature's mercy and forgiveness have run dry, as we ceaselessly abuse her and take her for granted in order for us to continue our addiction to using fossil fuels. I've gotta say, I don't blame her. Not one bit.
Gloria Reuben

The clear and present danger of climate change means we cannot burn our way to prosperity. We already rely too heavily on fossil fuels. We need to find a new, sustainable path to the future we want. We need a clean industrial revolution.
Ban Ki-moon
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Fossil Translations

fossil in Afrikaans is fossiel
fossil in Dutch is verstening, fossiel
fossil in French is fossile, fossile
fossil in German is Versteinerung
fossil in Italian is fossile
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