Solving Environmental Problems
Keeping a natural balance is the main task and means to avoid irreversible destruction.
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The world’s average temperature has already risen by about 0.85 degrees Celsius, and if we stopped all CO2 emissions tomorrow, we would still end up with a global warming of about 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial levels.
This is due to the gases that we have already emitted.
Nigeria is a big country with beautiful nature, small and large rivers and picturesque forests inhabited by animals and birds.
It is like a coin with two sides: one side is its exquisite environment, the other one – industrial Nigeria.
Current environmental issues in Nigeria are closely connected with the population growth.
Like any other country, it uses resources to provide residents with good living conditions.
This will still have big consequences for nature and humanity, but the damage will be less than if we don’t do anything.It seems this coordinated approach has been successful, according to the American space agency, NASA, which has been using satellites to monitor the ozone hole.In 1979, the hole had an area of 1.1 million square kilometres, and it grew rapidly in the following years, until it reached a maximum of 29.6 million km2 in 2006.If the ozone were to disappear completely, it would be disastrous, since this thin layer of gas serves as a natural shield against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.The ozone layer became so thin in an area over the South Pole that it became known as the ‘ozone hole’, and the size of this area kept growing.These are some of the findings from the latest annual surveys conducted by Concito, a Danish think-tank specialising in environmental issues.But based on lessons learnt from decades of struggling with environmental problems, it seems that the countries of the world can accomplish a lot in a short time, when they manage to work together.Thus, it is up to people to do everything possible to reduce its harmful influence and improve the state of the environment.Nine in ten Danes are worried about climate change, and one in five do not believe that humanity can do much about it.The ozone layer is healing slowly, because the gases that break down ozone remain active in the atmosphere for a very long time.This means the ozone hole will remain in place over Antarctica for years to come, due to the gases that we have already emitted.