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Efik: Exigencies of climate actions

The recently released Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has expressly maintained that human influence is extremely likely the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20th century, and that the warming of the climate system is unequivocal while the reality of the observation is 95% certainty. This is against the previous AR4 that ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: How climate change threatens continent’s fragile growth

Farm irrigation

The third feature in the series lays emphasis on the fact that climate change poses challenges to growth and development in Africa   The emissions already in the atmosphere, together with the greenhouse gases that will be emitted in the future, mean that the climate will continue to change. These changes in climate will create new risks and will amplify ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: Climate will change inevitably till 2050

The second part of the serial highlights the IPCC’s notion that, regardless of action taken now to reduce emissions, the climate will change until around the middle of this century   Regardless of future emissions, we are already committed to further warming, largely due to past emissions and inertia in the climate system. Globally, most greenhouse gas emissions due to ...

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FUTA hosts weather sensor design forum

The Federal University of Technology (FUT) in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria will, beginning on Monday, August 4 2014, host the Trans-African HydroMeteorological Observatory (TAHMO) sensor design competition, under plans by the TAHMO to develop a network of 20,000 weather stations across Africa by 2018. The organisers are seeking to catalog and make accessible all current and historic climate data so ...

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Climate change: Tackling poverty, ignorance

Ignorance could often be considered a significant factor of influence in the wise of the low-level   perception of climate change among the common people of the developing world, but a more obvious pointer is their decried poverty state which has negatively influenced their take on the climate issue. The fact is that their common orientation towards devising a more or ...

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Between climate change and the journalist

Environmental Journalism Scientists are increasingly confident that we are already seeing the impact of climate change. That means journalists have a real opportunity to tell local, personal stories about climate change that are both scientifically accurate and relevant to people’s daily lives. – Dr. Heather Goldstone, Boston, USA. It is increasingly becoming common to see journalists who ordinarily would never ...

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Nigeria may host UN-REDD Policy Board meeting

There are indications that Nigeria may host the next UN-REDD Policy Board meeting, which will be the 13th in the series. The development is however not yet confirmed as the 20-member UN-REDD Programme Policy Board that met during the week in Lima, Peru are also considering Tanzania to organise the gathering. The 13th UN-REDD Policy Board meeting is scheduled to ...

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Nigeria explores e-infrastructure for climate data, information

Ways to adapt to the negative impact of climate change took a new dimension this week as stakeholders initiated moves to tackle an apparent limitation of data in the sector. Just like other African nations, Nigeria lacks elaborate, comprehensive and real time climate figures that will enable her make appropriate decisions, predictions and preparations towards the looming negative impacts of ...

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Ojo, Sanchez demand urgent climate action

Dr Godwin Ojo of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and Shenna Sanchez of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) at the intersessional ministerial meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) speak on behalf of global environmental groups, trade unions and youth groups, who had staged a walkout from the Warsaw Climate Conference to ...

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Jarju to Obama: You can do more to curb climate scourge

    Pa Ousman Jarju, Minister of Environment of Gambia, and former chair and special envoy on climate change for the 48 Least Developed Countries, writes an open letter to US President Barack Obama Pa Ousman Jarju Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Water Resources, Parks and Wildlife GIEPA House Kairaba Avenue The Gambia Dear President Obama: As former chair of ...

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