Environmental activist calls for concerted efforts to mitigate effect of climate change




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– An environmental activist, Mr Desmond Majekudunmi, on Friday called for concerted efforts of all stakeholders to mitigate effect of climate change in country.

Majekodunmi, who is , Awareness and Fund Raising Committee of Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), made appeal in an with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in .

He described climate change as a major environmental problem facing globe, saying that Nigeria was also vulnerable to its effect.

The environmentalist said: “We are affected; there is no hiding place; but, there are things that we can do.

think we to do thorough research on what should be done in specific condition to adapt, because the problem is here, and is growing.

“And then, we also to learn how to mitigate against .

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“So, protecting the environment and ensuring that we have a green and pristine environment is actually the most important thing that you can do, especially for your children’s sake.

“The most vulnerable , children, the elderly, the poor and those with underlying health conditions are prone to health effects of climate change.

“Climate change also stresses infrastructure and delivery system.”

Majekodunmi said that climate change was caused by the global warming due to various human activities like deforestation, changes and burning fossil fuels.

He said that this had resulted in unusual weather patterns like heat waves, typhoons, draughts, floods, hurricanes and encroaching desserts, all with attendant medical effects.

“Climate change is caused by global warming. Global warming is just an imbalance.

“As a result of unabated pollution, unabated impute of carbon dioxide , we have upset the equation; we have upset the balance,” Majekodunmi said. (NAN)

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