Our usage of fossil fuels has taken a toll on our environment and health – specifically through water, air, and global warming pollution. Drilling, fracking, and mining operations contaminate our drinking water and jeopardize ecosystems. Fossil fuels also emit harmful air pollutants. According to the CREA, fossil fuel air pollution in the United States led to 230,000 deaths and $600 billion in annual economic losses. Fossil fuels also contribute to climate change and global warming. However, solar is a clean energy source that offers none of these disadvantages. Going solar is a necessary step in building a clean energy future.