Human activities on planet earth is eventually and dangerously exploding before our own eyes with destructive consequences on a frightening scale. It is not sparing anywhere – developed and not so developed parts of the world as shown by what is happening in Benue State of Nigeria as well as in Houston in Texas in the United States of America. They are all flooding that are, in the last instance, traceable to increase in water level rise under the cumulative impact of emissions that have heated up the earth.
There is no escape from it by anyone, developed or underdeveloped other than proactive actions rather than escapist blame games. Countries such as Nigeria or African countries generally will suffer most because of the infrastructural cum technological deficit to cope, compared to what is happening in Texas. Even there, neither the governments, (state and federal) have been very successful in anticipating, preventing or mitigating what ABC News called ‘remorseless rains’ that has occasioned flooding leading to a major disrupting electricity, water supply, access to food and cars buried inside waters. Internet graphics below gives us an idea of how similar the unfolding scenario is across the world:
It is time to take climate change seriously and practically by making it the key subject in advocacy, from the local to the federal level in the case of Nigeria.