CLIMATE CHANGE, PARADOXES AND MAPPING THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS

Prof. Godwin Nnaemeka Nsofor

 Prof. Godwin Nnaemeka Nsofor

Thursday 28 March, 2019

Federal University of Technology Minna,
Main Campus,
Gidan Kwanu,
Minna, Niger State

 Climate change is real. It is already very devastating and promises to be more intense in the future. · The last five years have been the hottest on record and forecasts indicate that the trend will continue in the future. Presently, the world has recorded the highest amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere.

CO2 is the gas that traps the heat on the ground (the greenhouse effect) preventing the heat from escaping back into space. The major challenge now is how do we remove or reduce this amount of CO2 from the atmosphere and how do we prevent more CO2 from moving from the earth's surface into the atmosphere. This is a major challenge and research area for scientists.

We need urgently to provide answers to the climate change paradoxes already pointed out. This will enable us to chart a proactive course of action to solve the problems posed by climate change. This is urgent as time is no longer on our side.