Atmospheric pollutants can react to produce acidic material that can be deposited on land/in water. “Acid rain” is a relatively well known phrase, though dry deposition of ash and other particles is also possible, hence the more broad term “acid deposition” being used.
Acid deposition can have a range of negative impacts on ecosystems. The source of pollutants of this type may be in a different location, possibly a different nation, to the place in which the impact is observed, making management strategies more complicated as they may require international cooperation.
|1||Acid deposition pollutants|
|2||The impacts of acid deposition|
|3||Pollution management strategies for acid deposition|
Evaluation mind map
|4||The role of international agreements on acid deposition|
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“Describe and compare ecocentric, anthropocentric and technocentric attitudes to tackling acid deposition.” [9 marks]
The essay should marked using the Paper 2, Section B essay markbands.