Variations in Climate Change Indicators and Implications on Forest Resources Management in Taraba State, Nigeria
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 252-256
Received: Jul. 29, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 14, 2015; Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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Agbidye Francis Sarwuan, Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
Emmanuel Zando Angyu, Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria
Egbuche Christian. Toochi, Department of Forest and Wildlife Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
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This study was carried out to investigate the variation in climate change indicators of specific interest of rainfall and temperature) in Taraba State from 1991 to 2011. Secondary data were obtained on these climate change indicators from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET), Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria. Data obtained on amount of rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature and temperature range were subjected to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The results showed no significant differences in all the variables considered (p ≤ 0.05). This shows that the much talked about climate change in Taraba State is speculative and not based on empirical data. However, to forestall the possible menace of climate change in the study area, it was recommended that policies and programmes supporting afforestation and proper environmental management should be put in place. Also, there is need for a widespread enlightenment of the citizens on climate change to enable them to change some of the human behaviours contributing to climate change.
Climate Change, Indicators, Temperature, Rainfall, Implications, Forest Resources
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Agbidye Francis Sarwuan, Emmanuel Zando Angyu, Egbuche Christian. Toochi, Variations in Climate Change Indicators and Implications on Forest Resources Management in Taraba State, Nigeria, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 252-256. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150406.13
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