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Title: Environmental impact of green house gases on Nigeria.
Author: Douglas, Boma.
Awarding Body: South Bank University
Current Institution: London South Bank University
Date of Award: 2000
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Abstract:
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
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.313004  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Ozone depletion; Emissions Air Pollution Air Pollution Meteorology Climatology Ecology
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