6.4 Acid Deposition

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 6.4 Acid Deposition

Acid deposition was a major environmental problem in the 1970s and 1980s and continues to be a problem as long as fossil fuels are burned. This is one of the reasons why it is still a large part of the pollution problems facing China. Fossil fuels were originally living creatures; Oil was marine organisms such as plankton, and coal were the vast carboniferous forests. This means that oil and coal contains compounds containing...


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