Lagos urges sand miners, dredgers to protect environment
Piqued by environmental challenges associated with such operations, the Lagos State Government has urged sand miners and dredgers to operate in manners that would protect the environment.
‘More deaths from temperature-related health impacts of climate change’
The largest study to date of the potential temperature-related health impacts of climate change has shown that as global temperatures rise, the surge in death rates during hot weather outweighs any decrease in deaths....
UN, WHO team up to protect health from climate change
The World Health organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures .....
2017 to be among three hottest years in history
It is likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact incidents, including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heat waves and drought.
UN climate summit opens in Bonn to fast-track Paris goals
The Paris Agreement is underpinned by national climate action plans known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) whose ambition needs to be collectively advanced over time to get on track to the Agreement’s temperature goal.
Red alert on hotter Earth as CO2 levels hit record high
Also, a global team of researchers said Monday that climate change is already killing people, hurting their health, worsening air pollution and helping the spread of infectious diseases.
A healthy climate for healthy people
Climate change is a medical emergency (The Lancet) whose impact is alarming and for decades now, the African continent has been disturbed by its impacts.The issue of health challenges in Africa, and more importantly Nigeria, has been made worse by climate change.
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change
The world faces a "dark future" if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday.
Reps to pass bill on climate change agency soon
Rep. Samuel Onuigbo, the Chairman, House Committee on Climate Change, says the House of Representatives would pass a bill seeking to create an agency on climate change soon.