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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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A tomato farmer’s account of unpredictable weather

Mile-12 market is known as the food headquarters in Lagos; where food is cheap, plenty, yet at best quality. Trailer loads of food, from various regions of the country, course their way into the market’s narrow entrance, thus constantly creating the traffic gridlock the axis is known for. After navigating through the mire and wastes from fruits and vegetable which ...

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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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Conservationists urge action to tackle rising sea level

Conservationists have underlined the need to take practical action aimed at curbing sea level rise and save the environment. At a recent gathering (the 2014 Fauna and Flora Fancy Dress Competitions) in Lagos to observe the World Environment Day, they underscored the importance of joining the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and other groups’ effort on climate change enlightenment campaign aimed ...

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Coping with two extremes

Two migrants fall victim of the vagaries of extreme weather conditions in Lagos, where drought and floods have colluded to make life a hell on earth for residents. The main character in this story is the infamous downpour of Sunday, June 10, 2011   In July 2009, unemployed single mother of two children, Luisa Ono, ventured into rice faming after receiving ...

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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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Epidemic looms as Atlantic Ocean inundates Lagos community

For the umpteenth time on Saturday, May 31, 2014, residents of Okun Alfa Community by the Alpha Beach along the Lagos coastline on the Lekki Peninsula, Eti-Osa Local Council, were inundated by flood waters from the Atlantic Ocean. The water intruded into their homes and businesses, rendering some homeless and stranded. Flooding has always been a challenge faced by Lagos ...

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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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Groups analyse Lagos climate disaster

In 2012, Nigeria experienced remarkable floods that affected over 7.7 million people, causing the worlds’s second largest disaster-induced displacement event of the year. The floods, which ravaged 3,850 communities across 256 Local Government Areas in 34 states out of the 36 states of the federation, inundated farmlands, destroyed over 618 houses and caused large damages to schools, health care centres, ...

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