Environmental impact of green house gases on Nigeria.
An analysis of climate change in Nigeria has been carried out. The aim was to investigate
the environmental impact of Green house gases. The three zones of the country namely
the extreme North, the middle zone and the extreme South have all been separately
examined with respect to changes in solar radiation, temperature, precipitation and
evaporation. The agricultural productivity for each zone was compiled, and trend plots
over time carried out. Correlation tests were done between productivity and climatic
changes and it was found that each zonal area reacted differently to changes in climate.
The emission of carbon dioxide, methane and the oxides of nitrogen in Nigeria were
calculated and trends plotted. A correlation test was also carried out between carbon
dioxide emission and temperature change for each zone. The relationship between
temperature change and productivity was shown in a regression model.
An economic appraisal for Nigeria involving the GDP, pollution and population was
examined in terms of the productivity- pollution index. This was also extended to some of
the Western countries