What causes Acid Rain?
Acid Rain is caused by SO2 emissions and Nox emissions (sulphur dioxide and Nitrous oxide).
Acid Rain is caused by SO2 which is also referred to sulphur dioxide which is caused when people burn coal this is usually cheap coil and then the gas mixes with the rain water which is neutral (natural water) and then the rain water becomes to, acid rain with sulphuric acid which has a pH lower than 5.6. Also when Nitrous oxide also known as Nox which is caused by cars and exhaust gases this also will mixes with the neutral rain water and then becomes acid rain with Nitric Acid and is also dangerous as for the same reason for Sulphur Dioxide. This pollutes Germany’s environment and is a major problem.
Some statistics that support this referred to picture/graph one, this means that countries in Europe, North America kept on rising until the year 1950-2000 in between the So2 emission fell down so that means that they did something to reduce the SO2 emissions. While in countries FSU, East Asia the So2 emission rapidly increased in the year 1950, so that means that either there were many people polluting the environment or something happened due to the increase. Lastly in all the countries the SO2 emission increased after the year 1950 similar to the reason for FSU and East Asia.