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Will the mass of earth reduce due to extraction of fossil fuels?

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Is it possible that the earth mass would be reducing due to extraction of fossil fuels? 
If so, would it affect to its movement and position in solar system?


Answer:

fossilfuelandearthThere won’t be any considerable loss of mass. The amount of mass irrecoverably lost is negligibly small on its conversion to energy .

It’s just like arguing that constructing more and more buildings will increase the mass of earth. !! No such thing happens. There is only a rearrangement of matter and inter conversion of mass and energy.


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