They went hunting for fossil fuels. What they found could help save the world
Depending on the specific context, the fossil fuels they found could help save the world through improved energy efficiency, the development of clean energy sources, and by directly reducing the planet’s reliance on burning fossil fuels. For example, if they found natural gas or oil, these could be used to produce clean energy such as electricity. In addition, improved understanding of geology and how to find and extract fossil fuels could help us to reduce the environmental impacts associated with energy production. Finally, any fossil fuels found could be used to replace other sources of energy that require burning fossil fuels, such as coal or wood, thus reducing their emissions.