Industrial Revolution Notes from Air: A Resource Our World Depends On

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Industrial Revolution Notes from Air: A Resource Our World Depends On
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2013-04-02 23:56:37
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Industrial Revolution IR Environment
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Note cards about the Industrial Revolution's effect on the environment
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  1. Notes from Air: A Resource Our World Depends On
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    Factories that are the "posterity" of the factories made during the IR are here today
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    They usually use oil or coal to power them, and emit greenhouse gases
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    The gases can mix with water in the air and create acids, that, when fall as acid rain, severely damage ecosystems
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    Although the air is getting cleaner, it is still very polluted. About 100 years ago, the air was so polluted there was acid fog called smog, which was caused by the burning of coal
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    Even when we cut down on air pollution, the effects will still take a long time to disappear because all of it is carried by the wind and can be anywhere in the world

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