How Does Human Activity Affect Climate Change

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result of human activity. The intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) says that human activity is the main cause of the changes seen in climate. This it does through activities that cause emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly consist of carbon dioxide, water vapour, methane and nitrous oxide). Studies of long-termed climate change have discovered a connection between the concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and mean global temperature. Carbon dioxide is one of the more important gases responsible for the green house effect. These green house gases are able to alter the energy balance of the earth by being able to absorb long wave radiation emitted from the earth’s surface. The net result of this process and the re-emission of long wave back to the earth’s surface increase the quantity of heat energy in the earth’s climatic system. Human activity is changing the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere in three important ways, namely;
1. Burning fossil fuels,
Carbon dioxide is one of the main
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He went further to state that climate change will deepen poverty both directly and indirectly. The direct impact he explained will manifest through the loss of lives, livelihoods, assets, infrastructure, e.t.c from climate extreme events. In Nigeria, though the impact of climate change is already significant the long run impact will be disastrous if nothing is done now to build up the country’s resilience against the threat pose by climate change. The impacts of climate change will surely be felt in almost all the geographical location as well as sectors of the nation’s
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