Food Security: Scientists Urge FG to Address Negative Impact of Global Warming


Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Director, Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Anyigba in Kogi state, Prof. Babatunde Rabiu and the Dean, School of Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Ibiyinka Fuwape, on Monday called on government to put in place measures that will address the negative impact of global warming on the nation’s food security.

Rabiu and Fuwape made the disclosure at the opening of the 4th Bienniial Conference and Exhibition on environmental Issues on Global Warming, Global Partnership and Sustainable Resource Management, in Abuja, said plants and sea animals may not be able to survive the global warming because of increasingly temperature on the environment.

According to Rabiu, if the plants cannot endure the temperature and the environment the plant cannot be productive and when crops are not productive you don’t have enough food and sea creatures cannot survive in the waters and therefore there will be no more sea food and this happen there is the tendency for famine in the country.

On causes of global warming, he said: “This comes because of implications of anthropological factors and some factors that are beyond our control.

“But we can mitigate it by controlling the anthropological factors which is both human and industrial activities and then try to maintain checks and balances and may be you then classify energy resources, try to open up areas where people are not living like virgin areas for people to live in and also you have to encourage afforestation.”