ADOPTING INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGES

BY EKWI AJIDE

The problem of climate change, also called global warming, has been tops on the agenda of the global community hence the call by the United Nations on countries to revisit their policies on greenhouse emission as small increase in earth’s temperature caused by climate change can have severe effects on both humans and animals.

The primary cause of climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, like oil and coal, which emits greenhouse gases into the atmosphere thereby, rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps which invariably leads to flooding and other damages.

Though debates amongst world bodies has led to the belief that climate change is happening and is caused by human activity, necessity has remained an underlying factor to such human actions.

Non availability of power in Nigeria for domestic and industrial use for instance, has become an everyday thing for this, every home even the poor has its own generating set or “I pass my neighbour” which also emits gas into the atmosphere among other activities that lead to climate change.

However, a new technology is in town that is “a hybrid radiator” which enables one power a generator without fuel or desael.

The hybrid radiator which experts say is safer for the environment as it emits less gas, noiseless and safeguards the generator uses cooking gas and is usually afixed to a generator for that purpose.

The problem however, is, its price as many believe it is expensive while some say changes in weather conditions are God’s way of punishing the world and has nothing to do with human activity.

Engineer Emeka Anaso the sole distributor of the hybrid radiator in Anambra State says he has since changed business because people do not patronise the business.

He however gave reasons why every family should get the ware.

Before now we spend about five thosand naira every day on fuel but now we spend just eight thousand, five hundred naira every week that was how a user, of the innovation, Obinna, described it.

Greenhouse gases come from all sorts of everyday activities, and will continue to come.

No wonder the federal government of Nigeria promised to reduce greenhouse emissions by twenty percent by the year 2030.

President Muhamadu Buhari, Reiterated Nigeria’s Commitment To Addressing Climate Change at the Morocco Conference last month.

As part of initiatives to contribute to the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) President Buhari said the country would issue green bonds in order to raise climate .

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