The Director-General of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency NiMet, Mansur Matazu, says no country in the world that is immune against the effect of the changing climate, weather as an emitter or non-emitter of some gases, noting that weather has no boundary.
Matazu this on Thursday as the world marked the World Meteorological Day, with the theme tagged,” the future of weather, climate and water across generations.”
According to him, the world has seen ravaging storms cutting across several international borders during their lifecycles, adding that these, therefore, echo the essence of cooperation which is at the core of the existence of the World Meteorological Organisation.
He said the country was experiencing more frequent and intense weather events such as floods, droughts, and heat waves, which are directly linked to climate change.
The NiMet boss who spoke through the Director, Research and Training NiMet Prof. Effiom Oku, noted that the global atmosphere continued to warm while nations struggle to adjust to the reality of combating climate change amidst economic gains.
He added that the average concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to rise with devastating global consequences.
He said, ”It is very clear, however, that no country in the world is immune against the effect of the changing climate, whether as an emitter or non-emitter of these gases. Indeed, happenings over the years have taught us all that weather has no boundary. The world has seen ravaging storms cutting across several international borders during their lifecycles. This, therefore, echoes the essential of cooperation at the core of the existence of the WMO.”
On the theme of the event tagged,’ The future of weather, climate and water across generations,’ he noted that national meteorological and hydrological services around the world had continued to monitor through observation (air, land and water) the weather and climate conditions, providing evidence of the changing climate and leading actions through prediction towards adaptation, mitigation and creation of resilient societies.
He, however, said the warming trend and anthropogenic activities of humans towards GHG concentrations have continued the upward surge.
Source: Punch Newspaper
Read Also: Nigeria Will Not Break-Up – T. B. Joshua