A “meta-analysis” of future climate predictions culled from 39 global computer models used in climate research found that tropical regions are expected to cross the threshold into unprecedented climate change significantly earlier than other areas of the world. If industrial emissions of greenhouse gases remain unchanged in a “business-as-usual” scenario then some tropical regions, such as Jamaica and Indonesia, could see a shift into new climate territory as early as the next decade, the scientists warned. For Lagos, it would be in a little over a decade, 2029 precisely. Eco Nigeria shared this analysis with Desmond Majekodunmi, an environmentalist and Chairman, Awareness and Fund Raising Committee of the Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF). Here is what he had to say;
“Yes it is all quite depressing, given the slow pace of remedial action being taken in the face of incontrovertible evidence that climate change is real, that it is induced by anthropogenic activity, that if the pace of carbonising the atmosphere is not reversed within the next decade it shall become unstoppable and that it shall have catastrophic consequences on many life forms inclusive of the human species.
However for some of us, this overtly depressing scenario is but an impetus to galvanize us into further action to protect the precious life support eco systems of this wonderful creation, by whatever means, for ourselves and generations to come.
The time has now dawned for us to decide whether to be more a part of the problem or a part of the solution.
I’m sure that you and the rest of your colleagues have indeed decided to be PART OF THE SOLUTION.”
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