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Title:Economic growth and environmental development in Nigeria: impact on climate change
Author:Magbagbeola, N. OlalekanISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:economic development
climate change
Abstract:This paper examines climatic change, as it relates to economic growth and environmental development in Nigeria. Burning of fossil fuels and changes in land use and land cover increase the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases and other radioactive waste that have a warming effect on the atmosphere. Greenhouse emissions play a signficant part in global warming (or climate change) with serious socioeconomic implications. Global warming affects agriculture, water resources, fishing, energy supply, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. Climate change, resulting in a rise in the sea level, could lead to damage and losses due to erosion, inundation, devegetation, and an increase in salinization of surface and ground water. To address these adverse economic effects, some strategies are suggested to reduce the production of greenhouse gases. In the energy sector, it is suggested that the government should continue to impose a tax on companies for gas flaring. Other strategies include awareness programmes, the establishment of carbon reservoirs, and the encouragement of efficient use of energy in household and industrial equipment. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]