The Pros And Cons Of Acid Rain

Acid Rain Controversy
The acid rain problem that everyone faces today demonstrates one thing in particular, and that is, finding new means and approaches that will enable us to defend and protect ourselves, as well as the environment, from the continuous destruction and devastation caused by acid rain. Acid is no longer just an aberration that resulted from the choice of civilization (Yadav, 2012). Everyone can no longer deny the fact that the effects of acid rain had become more than what the world can handle. Over the past years and decades, the acid deposition had grown significantly and has become one of the primary subjects being studied by various scientists and researchers across the globe. It has also gained wide media coverage ranging
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The acidification of both land and water has reached a drastic point wherein it needs the immediate response and solution coming from the government. It was even mentioned that acid rain had become one of the most, "or perhaps, the worst environmental threat" (Yadav, 2012) that hit the planet earth. This is an ongoing catastrophe that bears not only a bigger environmental problem but also a new dimension of issues and concerns that might affect the future of the planet. The Swedish Ministry of Agriculture even mentioned that life on earth would cease if there is no solution that can be applied on this great moral and environmental issue that subjected most of us. Thus, there is a deeper concern underlying the issues of acid rain. If people are to save the human race from extinction, there should be an immediate response that should be supplied or else every effort will be too late. Presently, acid rain had transformed from an esoteric topic and concern for most of scientific research. It had reached a special zone of attention that specializes in more fields of ecology and …show more content…
The burning of fossil fuels became the most damaging factor that contributed to large amount of deposits of acid all over the atmosphere. This factor brought the attention of most environmentalists to come up with a resolution and decision regarding the policies and standards surrounding utilization of fossil fuels. In the early 1980s, large quantities of pollutants were carried to the atmosphere and became the acid rain that people experience on a day to day basis even until today. One should understand that this event, acid rain, occurs naturally over a period of time. However, it is the man-made contributions that speed up the process of acid deposition on the sky. These transformed the acid rain to a more threatening environmental problem that had potential global proportions. To cite an example, there are lots of scientists and researchers that expressed their concerns regarding the short and long term effects and consequences of acid deposition on the atmosphere. Sulfuric and nitric acids, particularly in large quantities, can burn the ecosystem over a long period of time. Forests, crops, fields and man-made structures are easily affected, being withered and beat up. These cases are very prominent in the Eastern and Western part of United States and Europe. This concern poses a fostered correspondence and dramatic increase of public awareness.

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