Coping with effects of climate change!
The 2018 summer heat wave that has pushed temperatures above 40C across Europe, Japan and the Korean Peninsula has rekindled fears over what a worsening global warming portends for humanity and the environment. Soaring temperatures, arguably, occasioned by climate change, which has been a subject of intense debate for sometime could unleash havoc on peoples’…
MDAs, NGOs submit proposals for $20.68m GEF grant
After the Global Environment Facility (GEF) received strong support for its new investment cycle, (known as GEF-7), fresh efforts are underway in financing Nigeria’s actions to protect the future of the planet and human well-being over the next four years. GEF supports initiatives in countries across a broad spectrum of action areas. Early in the…
Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence
Iraq risks a jihadist resurgence if it fails to tackle a critical drought and other climate-related security issues, according to a study presented to the UN Security Council and made public Saturday. "The combination of its hydrological limitations, increasing temperatures and extreme weather events puts pressure on basic resources and undermines livelihood security for Iraq's…
Earth’s climate could warm by four degrees before end of century
Earth’s climate could warm by as much as 4 degrees Celsius before the end of the 21st century, far surpassing temperatures hoped to be avoided under the Paris Agreement, according to a new study. While the Paris Agreement aims to prevent an increase of 2 degrees, a new analysis suggests temperatures could be double that…
Stakeholders advocate climate smart agric, infrastructure to grow sector
Despite success stories recorded by African countries in agriculture over the years, with Nigeria recording 300 per cent increase in cassava production; Kenya’s horticulture export growing to 10 per cent yearly; and also Ethiopian horticulture increasing by 40 per cent per year, the continent is still lagging behind, due to array of challenges. The pressing…
Planet good prospect for habitable world
The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than Earth.
LG predicts tech trends in future cities
LG Electronics, has predicted expected technological trends in the city of the future. The consumer electronics and home appliances giants described the city of the future as
Rising cases of kidney disease linked to climate change
More reasons are emerging on why more Nigerians are coming down with one form of kidney disease or the other.
At climate summit in Washington, UN says it’s time to take action to next level
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged countries to concrete action to actualize their commitments, saying “it is time to take climate action to the next level.”
India's Modi urges 'climate justice' ahead of Paris meet
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Thursday for a focus on "climate justice" rather than climate change, saying the poor suffered most from global warming. India is under pressure to commit to cutting its carbon emissions ahead of a major conference in Paris later this year aimed at forging a global climate pact. It argues…