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Adverse effects of extreme climate change

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The negative effect of climate change will massively impact Nigeria and others.

Before the worldwide agreement to stop carbon emissions by 2050 and Nigeria’s commitment to join in 2060, the adverse effects of climate change will significantly affect Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries, according to a Fitch Solution Industry Risk and Country Research. Despite making up less than 3% of the world’s emissions, Nigeria and other African Nations continue to be the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Nigeria is expected to experience a variety of aftereffects, such as increased flooding and some drought, which are expected to reduce food production and inundate its coastal zones and deltas. Other aftereffects include the spread of waterborne diseases and the risk of malaria, changes to natural ecosystems, and the loss of biodiversity.

Numerous climate models predict diminishing mean precipitation in the already dry regions. The total amount of water that is currently accessible in the continent’s main basins has reduced by 40–60%. President Muhammadu Buhari promised that Nigeria would reduce its emissions to net zero by 2060 at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. He also encouraged wealthy nations to provide the $100 billion yearly commitment to the continent. According to Fitch’s most recent study, Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing increasingly frequent and extreme weather events due to the increase in global temperatures (SSA).

About 250 million people may experience high water stress in Africa.

It predicted that by 2030, around 250 million people in Africa may experience extreme water stress, leading to up to 700 million people being evacuated as a result, citing the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. We anticipate that increased cross-border migration and large internal displacement in SSA will intensify ethnic tensions and increase competition for few resources, pushing governments to enact more stringent immigration regulations. Additionally, as a result of climate change, there will be a rise in poverty and economic disparity, providing fertile ground for social upheaval.

According to the agency’s monthly forecast presentation, between 2022 and 2031, it anticipates an increase in the number of internal displacements caused by the climate on the continent. It stated that ethnic tensions exacerbated by climate change will be exploited by those using ethnic nationalist politics or outright secessionism, explaining that increasing resource competition through cross-border migration could also encourage more restrictive immigration policies in the long run. We anticipate that Hausa-Fulani people in northern Nigeria, who face increased climatic danger, will migrate southward more frequently to states with greater Igbo and Yoruba dominance, thereby bolstering southern separatist movements.

North-eastern Nigeria will be vulnerable to intensified resource conflict.

According to the paper, increased resource conflict would be especially vulnerable in the Sahel, which includes northeastern Nigeria, as a result of increasing temperatures that lead to drier conditions in semi-arid and dry regions. As Sahelian groups flee violence and move to neighboring regions, we anticipate that land and water issues will worsen and possibly expand, worsening intercommunal conflict and regional instability. Given financial limitations, security concerns, and insufficient access to irrigation systems, the agricultural sector on the continent is not resilient to harsh weather occurrences.

Therefore, it awarded Sub-Saharan Africa as a whole a score of 50.5 on a scale of 100 (lower scores indicate higher risks); it also stressed that the score is significantly impacted by the region’s score of 39.0 in the LTPRI’s “characteristics of society” component. The analysis predicts that the more severe weather conditions will likely increase rural residents’ unemployment and income loss as well as their level of food insecurity since damaged crops will drive up food prices.

Solutions that have been made by other African countries.

In other African Nations, it was noted that Ethiopia, for instance, has been building the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project on the Blue Nile since 2011. This major development has heightened tensions with Egypt and Sudan in response to fears that the dam will cut off their countries’ main access to water. Despite the opposition of Egyptian and Sudanese officials, Ethiopia finished the third stage of the dam’s filling in August 2022, according to Fitch.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Climate change it’s a global phenomenon and presently we are all starting to feel the effects all the flood and other natural disasters so much needs to be done to avert future occurrences.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

The climate change is a global problem but it has really affect Nigeria in a very bad ways,it has cause lose of life, wildlife,farmland and Nigeria government is very bad in management disaster because nothing much has been done to the people people in those area that the flood affected.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

Its evident that Nigeria is getting affected already with the occurrence of flood situation in some areas across the country. necessary measure needs to be devised to mitigate the issue at hand.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

The climate change is a global challenge and it has massively affected Nigeria. so many life and property has been lose from the recent flood. It has also effected many farms. Government need to look for a way to manage and assist the communities affected by this flood

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

The aftereffects of carbon emissions is disastrous to our natural habitant. Preventive measures and solutions is what we should be seeking for and not how to run from Sahel savannah of Nigeria to the southern part. It doesn’t resolve anything but rather make the country to be congested.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

With the way we treat our environment with little or no regard there will definitely be adverse effects of climate change. I just hope on the long run, we will b able to deal with these issues when they arise.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

The climate change is world chanllege that affect globally it affect of our country very bad which lead to lose of life, property and so on. Preventive measure should be taken so it will not affect our country very bad again we have to be prepared

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Already the aftereffects of the climatic change due to carbon emissions is evidence in what is presently happening in Nigeria now.We are already feeling the effect especially in the northeastern part. Solution is what we need to proffer in order to have comfortable and organized life.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

The detrimental consequences of climate change would greatly impact Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries before the international agreement to end carbon emissions by 2050 and Nigeria’s intention to join in 2060.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

It is anticipated that Nigeria will face a range of aftereffects, such as increased floods and some drought, all of which are anticipated to lead to a decrease in food production as well as the inundation of the country’s coastal zones and deltas.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Alterations to natural ecosystems, the extinction of species, and the development of waterborne diseases are some of the other aftereffects of this event. Malaria and other waterborne infections are also a problem.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

We expect that greater cross-border migration and large-scale internal displacement in SSA will exacerbate ethnic tensions and increase competition for scarce resources, prompting governments to impose stricter immigration rules.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
1 year ago

The effects of climate change will be seen in an increase in poverty as well as economic inequity, which will create an environment that is conducive to social unrest.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

The agricultural sector on the continent is not resilient to the occurrence of extreme weather because there are financial limits, security issues, and poor access to irrigation systems.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

Damaged crops will increase food prices, making it harder for those living in rural areas to put food on the table. Unemployment and income loss will also rise as a result of the extreme weather.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

To this day, Nigeria and other African nations remain the most susceptible to the negative consequences of climate change.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

Increased flooding and drought are projected to limit food production and inundate Nigeria’s coastal zones and deltas.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

as a result of climate change, there will be a rise in poverty and economic disparity, providing fertile ground for social upheaval. Also,as a result of increasing temperatures that lead to drier conditions in semi-arid and dry regions.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
theApr
theApr
1 year ago

So the increase in flood, drought and all we’ve been experiencing is caused by climatic changes. Then we should take measures for other implications including changes to natural ecosystems, the loss of biodiversity, the development of waterborne infections, and the risk of malaria.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

Poverty and economic inequality will rise as a result of climate change, which will foster an environment that is prone to social instability.