NIGERIA, IN WESTERN Africa, has a population of over 144 million. It has an area of 356,669 sq. mi. (923,768 sq. km.). Nigeria is not heavily industrialized; however, it contributes carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere through gas flaring and deforestation. These actions have significantly added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, contributing to global warming, as is apparent in Nigeria's coastal communities that have been threatened by rising sea levels.

Rising sea levels are a prominent consequence of increased surface temperatures, which could cause a submergence of low-lying communities, such as most settlements on Nigeria's Atlantic coastline from Lagos to the Niger Delta. Change in rainfall patterns, sea-level rise, saltwater intrusion, loss of biodiversity, drought, habitat loss, and freshwater depletion and pollution are possible changes Nigeria ...

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