Why does acid rain happen?
Acid rain is nothing fancy as its name but the rain that occurs due to chemical reaction. The chemicals hence included in the acid rain are nitrogen oxides or sulfur dioxides, which are harmful to the environment due to their acidic nature and harmful nature. These chemicals evaporate into the air because of the companies that dump their chemically toxic water into the water bodies without proper treatment and; later, this water reacts with water making it acidic. When this rain falls on the earth, it harms everyone or everything it comes in contact with, which is why you must prevent marine life and other crucial things on the planet that are important and should be protected at any cost.
Adverse effects of acid rain
Acid rain harms marine life, specifically in many ways due to mixing acids into the water that the fishes will have to breathe and live in. Apart from the fishes or the aquatic animals, many aquatic plants live in the water and are dependent on that water for their oxygen requirements. So, mixing the acid rains into the oceans harms marine life in many ways by destroying their habitat and therefore hampering their basic need for oxygen. What you or others can do to prevent this is what; is mentioned in the article’s next section. Make sure you read it to know everything in detail.
How to prevent this?
One of the best ways, as suggested by the scientists, is that certain plants can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide present in the water. These plants can thus help marine life have better chances of survival and the availability of oxygen to both plants and animals. Another thing that can be taken care of is not to let the untreated water by the companies that use chemicals for their businesses get into the oceans and make their nature acidic. If all this will be taken care of, then it is very much possible not to be affected by acid rain as its chances will be reduced.
Is it necessary to do so?
Although it might not be your duty or you might not be getting paid for taking care of the marine life in ways you can. Still, it should be your responsibility to take care of your surroundings to have a better environment to live in for yourself and your future generations. So, you should not think if you must do so, or not as it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the surroundings and make the planet a better place to live. All you have to do is to do what you can. It does not matter if it is something small or something big; what matters is that you did something for the environment within your boundaries. So, let us be selfless and give our best to nature.