Knowledge and Perception of Climate Change in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State
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- October 16, 2022
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This study ascertains the knowledge and attitude towards climate change in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. Climate change poses a clear danger to life on earth and therefore to the continued existence of humanity. Rough estimates suggest that over the next 50 years or so, climate change may likely have more serious threats to meeting global food needs than other constraints on agricultural system. The study adopted cross-sectional survey design. The sample consists of 210 respondents and was selected through multi-stage sampling technique. Using Epistemology theory as the theoretical framework, five research questions and three hypotheses were formulated for the study. The data collected from the respondents were analyzed using chi-square (X2) statistics. The findings indicated that there is statistically significant relationship (p<.000) between place of residence and perception of climate change. Finally, the study revealed that there is statistically significant relationship (p<.036) between sex and knowledge of climate change. It was therefore recommended that enlightenment campaign should be carried out to sensitize the people on to environmentally friendly by planting more trees and encouraging afforestation. Pragmatic measures should be taken by the government to ensure that the effects of climate change are reduced to avoid its harmful health effects.
Keywords: Knowledge and Perception of Climate Change; Ethiope East Local Government Area; Delta State
Authorship: Itoje-Akpokiniovo, L. O. | FULL PDF