All posts by GGRC

Monitoring Air Pollution Crisis in Africa’s Megacities

By 2050 Africa’s fast-growing cities like Lagos and Kinshasa will have populations of over 30 million. The World Health Organisation estimates air quality to be responsible for more than 500,000 deaths a year in Africa from both indoor and outdoor air pollution. More…

Global Warming In the Artic and Its Effects

Increases in greenhouse gases have led to unprecedented regional warmth in the Arctic. A 2013 article published in Geophysical Research Letters has shown that temperatures in the region haven’t been as high as they currently are since at least 44,000 years ago and perhaps as long as 120,000 years ago. The period of 1995-2005 was the warmest decade in the Arctic since at least the 17th century, with temperatures 2 °C (3.6 °F) above the 1951-1990 average. More…

Clean Water Scarcity in sub-Saharan Africa

Africa is home to the largest number of water-scarce countries in the world. Of an estimated 800 million people who live in sub-Saharan Africa, 300 million live in a water stressed environment. By 2030 this scarcity will likely displace anywhere between 24 million and 700 million people as conditions become increasingly unlivable. More…

Nigeria, 31 Others At Extreme Risk to Civil Unrest and Violence Due to Climate Change

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In its recently released Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas for 2015, global risk analytics company Maplecroft identifies 32 countries where the impacts of climate change and food insecurity could lead to increased civil unrest and violence. The Atlas provides comparable risk data across 26 separate issues, including climate change vulnerability and food security, as well as emissions, ecosystem services, natural disasters and regulation. More…

2014 Global Ocean Health Index

oceanindexThe Global Ocean Health Index calculates an annual global score for ocean health in 221 coastal regions and 15 sectors of the high seas, based on dozens of the best scientific sources available. More…

Environmental Awareness For Adults

Many people have likely heard the phrase “global warming” and “greenhouse gases” on the news, in school or in passing. Some of the most common greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. They all have similar effects in high concentrations in the atmosphere. More…

Environmental Awareness For Children

CHILDREN……… Be aware of your environment. What you need to know about GREENHOUSE GASES AND GREENHOUSE EFFECT, GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE.

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IPCC Report: We Must Phase Out Fossil Fuels by 2100

On 2nd November 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the world body for assessing the science related to climate change—released the final component of its Fifth Assessment Report, the Systhesis Report in Copenhagen, Denmark. More…

Climate Change and Ozone Layer Erosion

In the 1970s and 80s, people around the world grew increasingly alarmed as research revealed that chemicals we were producing, such as
chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), used in refrigeration, had started destroying the crucial ozone layer, high up in the atmosphere, that protects us from the sun’s harmful UV radiation. More…