Nigeria at Risk of Climate Change

Nasiru Idris Medugu's Blog

Global warming is the increase in the average surface temperature of the earth due to climate change. Global warming can lead to the rise in sea levels. As oceans warm and glacier melt, thereby threatening agricultural productivity and human settlements. Other impacts may include change in rainfall patterns as currently experience in the frontline states of northern Nigeria and exacerbation of soil erosion, storms, floods and drought. The ultimate result in all these would be a deepening in food crisis, as well as those of weather, energy and the general environment throughout the world. It is obvious that the consequences of climate change are severe. Climate change and global warming is caused by the build up of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCS) and methane, as a result of human activities such as; burning of fossil fuels, bush burning, use of machines…

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