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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

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

The truth is, as most of us know, that global warming is real and humans are major contributors, mainly because we wastefully burn fossil fuels.
David Suzuki

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

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

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.
David Suzuki
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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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