The effect of pH on oxygen (O2) consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) production is worthy of investigation because human-caused acid rain is at large at many countries and may give clarity to other events that acid rain triggers. In 2005, over 250 cities in China were struck with acid rain and caused the economic loss of billions of yuan (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). Because of this, the pH value of rain in China became less than 5.0, which is considered acidic (“GEOCASES: Case Study”). This acid rain was blamed on the discharge of SO2 from power plants and coal factories and not only caused China economic problems, but also detrimental effects on vegetation and plants. The connection between acid rain and damaged vegetation has led us to wonder: How do the pH levels of 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 affect the rate in which O2 is consumed and CO2 is produced during germination and cellular respiration in broad
This law increased custom duties by nearly 50% on imports of more than 20,000 types of goods. Many countries, as a retaliatory measure, also increased their import taxes. As a result, world trade fell sharply, which contributed to exacerbating the Great Depression. With overproduction still occurring, this international standstill only made to intensify the already critical situation. The tariff also increased living costs, limit exports and hurt investors as the high tariffs would make it harder for debtors to pay off loans, continuing to weaken banks.
Coal is the main source of energy in China and a primary source of air pollution. According to Larssen, Seip, Semb et al., (1999) mention that coal produce more than ¾ of the commercial energy production and is surely that coal will remain the major energy carrier in the next decades. Other than human health problems, acid rain has been known as an environmental threat to China agricultural
AMD (Acid Mine Drainage) is created from sulfuric acid. It 's created when sulfuric acid makes contact with metals and other chemicals from the disposal site and then it creates AMD. Amd does many terrifying things to the environment like, it contaminates lakes, rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water. It also harms human health, fish, wildlife, and it also damages the entire ecosystem. Even the economy gets affected from sulfide mining.
The relationships within and between societies, as well as their interactions with the environment, have undergone major shifts since globalization emerged several centuries ago. This process brought about both positive and negative changes; however, its negative impacts are more historically prominent, as it brought about an era of disease pandemics, the mass exploitation of natural resources, and global warming. To better understand these issues, one may study how globalization in history bears a resemblance to the closely linked society of Easter Island, whose clans collectively depleted their resources and consequently destroyed their society. A similarly close economic system also made it possible for the 14th century’s Black Death to
In effect, smog and soot produced by the burning coal had serious impacts on the environment as it resulted in the formation of acid rain that was first discovered in the 1850s. Therefore negatively impacting on plants, soil, fish and forests. Moreover, the invention of motor vehicles during the industrial revolution impacted on the environment negatively (Belden, 2001). As much as it made transport convenient, these motor vehicles emitted harmful gases and sulfur nitrogen compounds to the atmosphere which in turn have contributed to global warming. Furthermore, particle pollution which resulted from a mixture of ash, diesel exhaust, metals, chemicals and aerosols from automobile machines like cars caused air
The level of carbon dioxide has been increased in the upper part of the atmosphere which it leads to increase the average temperature on the surface which it causes many problems in many side of life including nature, health and economy. Increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide is due to release of poison gases to the atmosphere by cars, manufactures, oil field, burning of natural gases and smoking. Air pollution and climate change are a result of increasing the level of carbon dioxide around the world. Researches show that the average temperature of the planet has been changed during the last decades, as a result, many problems join with it and climate change is considered as the biggest problem around the world. Climate change is one of the results of global warming and it has so many negative disadvantage impacts on earth, including; increasing the events of natural
Pollution caused by crude oil and its petrochemical based products disrupt and alter the ecosystem balance. Incomplete combustion of crude oil leads to the production of greenhouse gases which causes acid rain and also accelerates climate change which is already having negative effect on the environment. Crude oil pollution poses a huge risk to the ecosystem if not properly managed because it enters the food web through the plant which is later transferred from one food chain to the other food chain (Sathishkumar et al. 2008). The strong persistence nature of crude oil and its total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) derivatives in air, water and land has attracted much attention from government and environmental stakeholder because accumulation of this pollution in plants and animal tissues leads to toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic effects which invariably leads to death (Abd-Elsalam et al.
It occurs due to rise in global warming which occurs due to increase in temperature of atmosphere by burning of fossils fuels and release of harmful gases by industries. Climate change has various harmful effects but not limited to melting of polar ice, changes in seasons, occurrence of new diseases, frequent occurrence of floods and change in overall weather scenario. • Loss of Biodiversity: Human activity is leading to the extinction of species and habitants and loss of bio-diversity. Eco systems, which took millions of years to perfect, are in danger when any species population is decimating. Balance of natural processes like pollution is crucial to the survival population is decimating.
While China is trying to increase its GDP, it is also hurting the increase of production with the negative aspects of pollution. This will be a strong point in my paper, because it explains that although they want to increase GDP, about 8% of their GDP is loss due to pollution. They are losing around $54 billion yearly due to a problem that they are feeding by trying to increase their