Addressing the Global Warming and Acid Rain

Addressing the Global Warming and Acid Rain

Addressing Global Warming and Acid Rain

  • Global Warming refers to the increase in Earth’s average surface temperature, primarily caused by the surplus of carbon dioxide emissions from human activities.

  • Initiatives like energy conservation, developing renewable energy sources, and improving energy efficiency play essential roles in reducing global warming by reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Acid Rain is a result of a chemical reaction that begins when compounds like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides are released into the air. These substances rise into the atmosphere and mix with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form acid rain.

  • Much of the world’s sulphur dioxide emissions come from human activities like the burning of fossil fuels and metal extraction from sulphide ores.

  • Acid rain can be neutralised through a process called liming, where a calcium compound such as lime or limestone is added to neutralise the acidic waters and soils.

  • Reducing the amount of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions, through the likes of desulfurization and catalytic converters in vehicles, can significantly help in addressing the issue of acid rain.

  • Governments and international organisations must also implement and enforce air-quality regulations and shift towards cleaner, more sustainable energy production to mitigate these environmental issues.