# What are the disadvantages of fossil fuels?

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There are following disadvantages of fossil fuels like coal and petroleum:
 Burning of coal or petroleum causes air pollution.
 Acidic oxides like oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur are released on burning fossil fuels. These oxides lead to acid rains, which affect our water and soil resources.
 Carbon dioxide gas also causes greenhouse effect in atmosphere.
 Fossil fuels are non-renewable sources of energy.