African Journal of Physics

African Journal of Physics Vol. 3 (5), pp. 136-137, May, 2016. © International Scholars Journals

Full Length Research Paper 

Climate change and engineering construction practices in Nigeria

Ehiendu J. O1.* and Saji C. Monday2.

1Civil Engineering Department, College of science and Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.

2Mechanical Engineering Department College of science and Engineering, Landmark University Omu-Aran, Kwara state, Nigeria

*Corresponding author. E-mail: ehiendu.jo9@yahoo.com

Accepted 10 September, 2015

Abstract

Climate change is a global on-going phenomenon that is driven by anthropogenic emission of green house gases. It is the global change in temperature or the total sum of the meteorological elements that characterized the average and extreme condition of the atmosphere over a long period of time at any place or region of the earth’s surface, and it is also the regular pattern of weather conditions of a particular place. This paper Examines climate and Engineering construction practices in Nigeria, causes and sources of climate change, the effects of climate change, and Engineering responses to the effects of climate change.

Key words: Climate change, causes, sources, effects, engineering responses.