Essay on The Effects Of Pre Industrial Revolution On The Environment

2224 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
1. Introduction
Pre-industrial revolution, humans beings used to live a primitive life whereby they used wood for cooking, warming house; as biofuel. Even later when they lived in houses, they used candles to light up their homes. Post-industrial revolution, human beings discovered new energy resources which have made life much easier to live. And the discovery of these resources (coal and oil), have also supported the advancement of new technologies e.g. automobiles, airplanes, generation of electricity from power stations and so on. However, though the exploitation of these resources have made life much easier, they have resulted also in environmental degradation in varies ways (air pollution, a warning earth, land degradation, etc.), something that probably humans beings didn’t foresee. According to Dubey (2013), on the one side this kind of development had made lives easier but on the other side it has resulted into pollution by releasing harmful substances into the environment. One of the environmental problems that came with the age of the use of fossil fuels and which this essay will focus on is acid rain; its causes, effects and possible solutions.
2. What is acid rain?
Before Industrial Revolution, all rain in nature was acidic in which the pH was about 5.6 and is considered problematic when it is less than this pH (Botkin & Keller, 2014; ESA, 2000; Kulp, 1990). In other words, acid rain is precipitation with pH below 5.6 (Botkin & Keller, 2014). Pre-industrial, the…

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