HOW does lightning effect the environment?
lightning does have an effect on the environment it can put nitrogen in the ground for plants to use
Everything that happens has an "effect" on the environment. The wind blowing affects the environment. So does one drop of rain. They all have a tiny effect on the environment. So dog poop does have a (small) effect on the environment. See the related question below: "How does dog poop affect the environment?"
Yes, mostly as thunder. But technically, what you are hearing is the effect of lightning. When a charge builds up in a cloud and an opposite charge builds up on the ground, the charges explosively connect, causing lightning. This discharge heats the air to a very high temperature. The sound we hear as thunder is the rapid expansion of the air that the lightning passes through. (If you are close enough, you can also hear…