THE Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) on Wednesday said that clean energy and forestation would curb the effects of climate change in the country.
The Publicity Secretary of NIP, Dr Biodun Okedeyi, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Okedeyi said that forestation through tree planting helped to fight ozone depletion.
He said that the trees as well as clean energy such as solar energy would reduce the quantity of carbon emitted into the atmosphere.
According to him, carbon is the major cause of ozone depletion that leads to climate change.
“The reason is that the carbon goes straight into the atmosphere that ordinarily should have been blocked.
“This causes serious defects that induce climate change.
“If there are changes in the temperature, it affects a lot of things.
“When you talk about climate change, there is increase in temperature as a result of ozone depletion,’’ Okedeyi said.
He said that the consistent burning of gas due to oil spillage emitted carbon into the air and makes the atmosphere in the Niger Delta region warmer.
According to him, the area is environmentally-degraded all because of poor management of the environment.
Okedeyi said that the consequences was the climate change and the best time to curb the effect is right now,’’ he said.
He also said that the effect of climate change could be curbed by making use of solar energy.
Okedeyi said that solar energy should not be a challenge because the nation was blessed with plenty sun. (NAN)
– Jan. 29, 2020 @ 15:55 GMT |