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ASSESSMENT AND ESTIMATION OF ACTIVITIES IN THE REDUCTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS ON PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT IN NIGERIA

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2016    |    PP. 42-49    |PDF (203 K)|    Pub. Date: December 14, 2016
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Author(s)
Oshati T, National Productivity Centre, Ibadan
Pelemo O.J, Remote Sensing/GIS 3Meteorology Section; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
Ofordu C. S, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
Malizu L, Swamp Forest Research, Onne, Port Harcourt; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria
Adamu I.S., Remote Sensing/GIS 3Meteorology Section; Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Abstract
The study assessed and estimated the activities that help in the reduction of climate change and its effect on people and environment in Nigeria. The aim of the study is to assess the amount of CO2 equivalent that would be saved if simple steps were taken to reduce impacts on the planet. Questionnaires were administered to 200 students of University of Ibadan, Nigeria. About 85 per cent questionnaires were recovered. Software developed by USEPA was used to analyze the data. Based on these activities, 1745kg of CO2 equivalent was avoided per year. This is equivalent to the emissions from driving a car 6602.96km. Therefore, if all students in University of Ibadan took these actions, they would save a total of 131,802,909,337kg per year. This is equivalent to the emission from driving a car 498,789,940,025km. This is equivalent to the emissions from 26,293,025 passenger vehicles. This study recommends that some activities should be reduced to save our planet.

Keywords
Climate change, Questionnaires, CO2 equivalent, Emission

Cite this paper
Oshati T, Pelemo O.J, Ofordu C. S, Malizu L, Adamu I.S., ASSESSMENT AND ESTIMATION OF ACTIVITIES IN THE REDUCTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECTS ON PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENT IN NIGERIA, SCIREA Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 1 , No. 1 , 2016 , pp. 42 - 49 .

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