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Social consequences of environmental change in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

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dc.contributor.author Odoemene, Akachi
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-19T12:10:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-19T12:10:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.identifier.uri http://www.taccire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/170
dc.description www.ccsenet.org/jsd en_GB
dc.description.abstract The Niger Delta is dying. Petrobusiness activities have caused severe environmental damage and climate change in its communities thus leading to massive destruction of farmlands, wild and marine lives. This has not been without dire social consequences on local communities of the Niger Delta which are doubly impoverished with attendant increase in abuse occasioned by struggle for survival. This paper interrogates issues of interest in the concrete experiences of Niger Delta communities in Nigeria in relation to environmental change. It highlights the transition of the delta to its present state and explores the social consequences of this downturn in delta communities. It argues that while the destruction of traditional means of livelihood has forced Niger Delta peoples into an environment-related poverty, deteriorating living conditions, and massive underdevelopment, environmental change in the area has led to new patterns of adaptation and survival. Both primary and secondary sources were used for the purposes of the study. en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Sustainable Development;5: 2
dc.subject Oil exploitation en_GB
dc.subject Environmental degradation en_GB
dc.subject Social consequences en_GB
dc.subject Niger Delta en_GB
dc.subject Nigeria en_GB
dc.subject climate change en_GB
dc.subject environmental damage en_GB
dc.subject environmental change en_GB
dc.title Social consequences of environmental change in the Niger Delta of Nigeria en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB

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