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NiMet predicts widespread thunderstorms nationwide on Thursday


The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy to partly cloudy weather conditions with prospects of widespread thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Thursday, May 16, 2019. Thunderstorms NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Wednesday, in Abuja, predicted chances of thunderstorms over the central cities of Abuja, Lokoja and Lafia during the morning hours with day and night temperatures ...

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IPCC updates methodology for greenhouse gas inventories


The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday, May 13, 2019 an update to its methodology used by governments to estimate their greenhouse gas emissions and removals. Delegates at a session during the IPCC’s 49th Session in Kyoto Governments are required to report their national greenhouse gas inventories — comprising estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals — ...

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Institute to conduct research to mitigate effects of climate change

Institute of Agricultural Research and Training

The Executive Director, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), Prof. James Adediran, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 affirmed the institute’s commitment to conduct research that would mitigate effects of climate change in Nigeria. Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan Adediran made the assertion during an empowerment training for farmers on “Improved Soil and Water Management”, organised by IAR&T ...

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Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high


The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has reached a record level, scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who conducted readings at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii revealed. Earth’s atmosphere The scientists said that the 415.26 parts per million (ppm) recorded over the weekend was the first daily baseline reading coming in over 415 ppm. The ...

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IPCC adopts 2019 Refinement report at Kyoto session

Dr Peter Tarfa IPCC

The 49th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-49) that commenced on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan was gavelled to a close at 11:15 pm on Sunday, May 12 with the Panel adopting the Overview Chapter of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement) and accepted the underlying ...

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Building capacity on accelerating climate change, clean energy, sustainable investment

Abidjan, Ivory Coas

A week-long programme on accelerating investment for climate and clean energy was held from May 6 to 10, 2019 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The intensive programme dwelt on financing, building capacity of investors, developers, development partners, bankers and venture capitalists to be able to handle sustainable investments. Abidjan, Ivory Coast, venue of the conference. Photo credit: africa-pictures.blogspot.com A wide range of ...

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Climate action: African youths can’t take backstage

Nigeria climate youths

One very controversial argument about climate change on the African continent is the relevance of urging Africans to take climate action considering that they are zero net emitters of carbon which is responsible for warming the planet. Regardless of what position we view the climate crisis from, the impact is beyond continental – it is global! Dr Peter Tarfa of ...

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Change makers urge UN to amplify climate resilience conversation

Cyclone Idai

The Resilient 40, a UK-Africa partnership formed in March 2019 at the Wilton Park Climate Resilience Conference: “40 under 40 to build resilience”, is calling on the United Nations to steer the focus of September’s UN Climate Summit towards climate resilience in developing nations, much like the dozen African countries represented at the round-table dialogue. Cyclone Idai lays waste to ...

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Providing funds for research will help proffer solution to climate change, says Unilag VC

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 appealed to the Federal Government to provide funds for research, to proffer solutions to combat the effects of climate change. Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe Ogundipe made the appeal in UNILAG at a Stakeholders Workshop on Land-Use Change and Carbon Emissions in South-West Nigeria sponsored by the Tertiary ...

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Kenya says climate change to blame for dwindling water resources

William Ruto

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 said that climate change was to blame for shrinking water resources in the country. William Ruto Ruto made the statement while opening the annual Water Service Providers Association (WASPA) conference in Nairobi. “Climate change is causing poor and delayed rainfall that in the end result to poor harvests and food ...

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