Next Article in Journal
Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow Drought: A Case Study in Tseng-Wen Reservoir Catchment in Southern Taiwan
Next Article in Special Issue
Model Consistent Pseudo-Observations of Precipitation and Their Use for Bias Correcting Regional Climate Models
Previous Article in Journal
Fluctuation of Groundwater Levels and Recharge Patterns in Northern Ghana
Open AccessArticle

Self-Reported Experiences of Climate Change in Nigeria: The Role of Personal and Socio-Environmental Factors

Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6G 5C2, Canada
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Aondover Tarhule
Climate 2015, 3(1), 16-41; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli3010016
Received: 14 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 November 2014 / Published: 23 December 2014
In this study, we examined the individual and socio-environmental factors that mediate differential self-reported experiences of climate change in coastal communities in Lagos, Nigeria. Binary complementary log-log multivariate regression was used to model residents’ experiences of changing rainfall patterns, ocean surges, and flood events. An analysis of both compositional and contextual factors showed that there were urban communities where vulnerability to flooding tends to be clustered, and that this was not fully explained by the characteristics of the people of whom the community was composed. This study, thus, underscores the importance and complex nature of the interaction between personal and socio-environmental determinants in shaping climate change experiences and vulnerability of individuals across coastal neighbourhoods. Key findings suggest certain sub-populations as well as geographic clusters in Lagos require special attention from disaster mitigation experts and policy makers. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate; perception; floods; rainfall; vulnerability; Lagos climate; perception; floods; rainfall; vulnerability; Lagos
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Ajibade, I.; Armah, F.A.; Kuuire, V.; Luginaah, I.; McBean, G. Self-Reported Experiences of Climate Change in Nigeria: The Role of Personal and Socio-Environmental Factors. Climate 2015, 3, 16-41. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli3010016

AMA Style

Ajibade I, Armah FA, Kuuire V, Luginaah I, McBean G. Self-Reported Experiences of Climate Change in Nigeria: The Role of Personal and Socio-Environmental Factors. Climate. 2015; 3(1):16-41. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli3010016

Chicago/Turabian Style

Ajibade, Idowu; Armah, Frederick A.; Kuuire, Vincent; Luginaah, Isaac; McBean, Gordon. 2015. "Self-Reported Experiences of Climate Change in Nigeria: The Role of Personal and Socio-Environmental Factors" Climate 3, no. 1: 16-41. https://doi.org/10.3390/cli3010016

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Only visits after 24 November 2015 are recorded.
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop