Thoughts about Flooding and the Science Behind Climate Change Predictions.
When it comes to climate change, I believe that there are two sides to a scientific position.
The first is that predictions – many of which are gloomy – are based on repeated trends or patterns of events, which could be natural or anthropogenic. Take, for example, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Maldives, these are sovereign nations whose ability to function have been greatly hampered over the last decade and their existence in the future is threatened by the rise of the water bodies surrounding them. The Nigeria Conservation Foundation’s prediction that Lagos could become a sinking state is not one to be ignored. It is only a matter of time before nature pushes back and this could be a disaster – a human-induced action over a prolonged period that bounces back as a seemingly natural catastrophe.
It is only a matter of time before nature pushes back and this could be a disaster.
The other side to scientific positions is that it provides us with possible and often practical actions to take to avert a pending situation – many times, these recommendations appear costly and not convenient. This explains why we have so much ado about climate mitigation and adaptation, reflected in the reluctance among individuals, businesses, and governments.
Just like any coastal city in any part of the world, Lagos could be submerged soon.
Just like any coastal city in any part of the world, Lagos could be submerged – maybe before 2050, it would depend on how we prioritize this science prediction and what corresponding actions we take as a response.
I shared more insight in this report, published on CNN, You can view it HERE>>