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[SCMP Archive] Worried about acid rain

PUBLISHED : Monday, 16 January, 2017, 4:00pm
UPDATED : Monday, 16 January, 2017, 3:59pm

[First published on Dec 2, 1992] I and my fellow students at Hong Kong International School, feel that acid rain is a serious problem in Hong Kong.

Most of our acid rain is caused by pollution in Hong Kong. Transportation here is a major cause.

There are too many cars. I think people should take buses more often or carpool.

If more newspaper articles were written explaining the problem of acid rain, maybe more people would understand.

Perhaps because the Governor is new here, he is unaware that acid rain falls on us whenever it rains. I know we cannot stop it, but we can reduce it.

Factories in Hong Kong emit too many gases and this causes various forms of pollution including acid rain.

In our science class in grade five, we are learning about pollution. We spend lots of time looking at the problem of acid rain. That’s why I feel I should update readers on what is happening.

Acid rain is caused by the emission of gases from factories and cars. These gases travel through the atmosphere and into clouds and return to the earth’s surface as acid rain.

Hong Kong is a large industrial city and is also a tourist attraction. If we keep polluting out environment, tourists will not come to Hong Kong and people will want to move out.

The Governor must therefore decide what his priorities are.

I want to live in a clean environment. I am sure that if the Governor worked to stop pollution, he would be more popular with the people of Hong Kong.