Humanity and the Weather

Water Pollution

What key event brought the issue of acid rain to prominence?

During the 1960s, fish began to die in Scandinavian lakes at an alarming rate. When investigated, it was found that the lake water had become so acidic as to be unlivable for many species. The source of the acid was European industrial emissions creating acid rain and snow. Further research found that lakes in the United States, Canada, and other nations were suffering the same fate.


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