Global climate change and the vulnerability of the Nigerian coastal zone to accelerated sea level rise: Impacts and responds.
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In the recent past, climatic changes and variations have occurred in Nigeria with resulting adverse socio-economic impact. From these experiences, it is inferred that the expected change in global climate will have far reaching disastrous consequences for Nigeria if appropriate anticipatory technical and policy Measure are not taken. More recent results from various models based on an eventual warming from a doubling of greenhouse gases of between 1.5 and 5oC by the end of the 21st century predict an acceleration of the eustatic rise in sea level from 1.2-1.5mm/yr. over the last hundred year s to 4 – 6mm/yr. although previous estimates were much higher [e.g.56–3.68m by the end of the 21 century] on the low lying Coastal zone of Nigeria, which is rich in natural resources and has amenities of high economic values, any global rise in sea level will be accentuated by subsidence phenomenon, both natural and man induced. This will, among other effects, result in the inundation and loss of p.....
Series;NrTechnical Paper, 52
- Technical Report