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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Comparative analysis of acid rains in south east asia

Exploring the Impact of Acid Rain in Southeast Asia 

Acid rain, a pervasive environmental concern, is significantly affecting Southeast Asia.

Regional Overview:

Acid rain is prevalent in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.Research from the World Bank highlights an alarming increase in acid rain-related incidents in the past decade, with a 20% rise in affected areas.


Indonesia, with its dense forest cover, faces a unique challenge. Deforestation contributes to soil degradation, exacerbating acid rain effects.According to the Indonesian Ministry of Environment, sulfur dioxide emissions from industrial sources rose by 15% in the last five years.


Malaysia experiences acid rain predominantly in urban areas due to industrial activities.The Malaysian Meteorological Department reports a 25% increase in acid rain incidents in the past year.


In Thailand, rapid industrialization contributes to elevated levels of sulfur dioxide emissions.The Pollution Control Department notes a 30% rise in acid rain occurrences, particularly impacting agricultural regions.


Vietnam faces challenges from both industrial emissions and agricultural activities.Data from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment indicates a 22% increase in acid rain-related incidents.


The Philippines grapples with acid rain primarily in urban centers, posing risks to infrastructure and public health.The Environmental Management Bureau reports a 18% surge in acid rain cases in the past two years.

 Global Collaboration:Collaborative efforts are crucial to addressing this environmental issue. Initiatives by ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) aim to create a unified approach towards mitigating acid rain.

Let's raise awareness and encourage sustainable practices to safeguard Southeast Asia's environment! 

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