Nigeria and Chad will flood 80 times more often due to climate change

(ORDO NEWS) — According to scientists, powerful floods in Central and West Africa will occur in the coming years.

Heavy rains and flooding in Nigeria, Chad and the Republic of Niger have become 80 times more likely due to climate change.

The scientists compared climate data from past and current weather information, focusing on the Lake Chad Basin and the lower Niger River, to determine the impact of warming weather on flooding.

They found that the 2022 rainy season in the region was 20% wetter due to the developing climate crisis. This trend will continue in the future.

The researchers called for increased investment in weather stations in the region to help communities prepare for extreme weather events.

In 2022, Nigeria, Niger and Chad were flooded with heavy rains: the flood claimed 800 lives and forced 1.5 million people to leave the disaster zone.

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