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WHAT IS THE GREEN HOUSE EFFECT AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE CLIMATE?

The greenhouse effect describes the way that the atmosphere insulates the planet from heat loss. The atmosphere is largely transparent to sunlight, allowing most sunlight to pass through the atmosphere to heat the planet. However, small concentrations of “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere absorb much of the outgoing heat energy ...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING?

What is the difference between climate change and global warming? Climate change refers to a long-term shift in weather conditions, including temperature, precipitation, winds, and other indicators which may vary from region to region. Global warming refers to the warming of the earth’s lower atmosphere due to enhanced greenhouse effect ...

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WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA DOING TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?

The Government is addressing this under three major points; 1. Institutional strengthening Policies, upgrade of the Department thus increasing its capacity as the DNA, sectorial streamlined plans of action in MDAs through the ICCC 2. Capacity building Public awareness programmes, training of stakeholders as well as beneficiaries both locally and internationally ...

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WHY IS CLIMATE CHANGE OF SERIOUS CONCERN TO NIGERIA?

Climate change is a global problem of developing countries who contribute the least to the cause and the most vulnerable to its impacts. Developing countries are likely to suffer the highest degree of damage from climate change because they have limited resources to combat the problem and their economies are ...

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WHAT IS INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC)?

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific, interdisciplinary body that was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Association (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It provides decision-makers and others with an objective source of information about climate change. Its role is to assess the ...

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WHAT IS GREEN HOUSE GAS?

A greenhouse gas (GHG) is a gas in the atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infra-red range. Some GHG occur naturally such as water vapour, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane, Nitrous oxide (NO) and Ozone. Others such as Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and Sulphur hexafluoride (SFCs) result exclusively ...

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WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANAGE?

Climate change means a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activities that have altered the chemistry of global atmosphere.

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How Do We Get People to Care About Climate Change?

This interview first appeared at the Yale Environment 360 blog. Per Espen Stoknes, a Norwegian psychologist and economist, has been doing a lot of thinking about a question that has bedeviled climate scientists for years: Why have humans so far failed to deal with the looming threat posed by climate change? That ...

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