When I first saw the documentary “NOWHERE TO RUN”, I couldn’t help but worry if global warming was also causing difficulties in Nigeria.
This is definitely a wake-up call.
We can see the links between problems like growing deserts, water scarcity, and sea level rise, as well as threats like the progress of Boko Haram. This is Nigeria’s ‘Inconvenient Truth,'” it is a problem that we cannot afford to ignore in Nigeria.”
I am very glad that we have documentaries like this one that will educate the public and urge stakeholders to support efforts to avert possible climate change problems. It increases awareness in Nigeria about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation. The documentary presents the tale of climate change, environmental hazards, and specific security issues in Nigeria through the eyes of affected populations.
Depleting environmental resources throughout the country as a result of climate change and human activity pose a serious challenge to Nigerian national development in the face of a rapidly growing population, and sadly, managing the impact of climate change and environmental degradation is rarely a consideration in the national development discourse.
The documentary demonstrates unequivocally that climate change is a fact, not a story. It’s a disaster. And for us in Nigeria, the challenge extends beyond climate change; we are dealing with unrelenting environmental alteration.
The causes of climate change , including global warming, are varied and complex. They are all linked together. Nowhere to Run offers a comprehensive approach from a variety of perspectives.Global warming is a particularly acute crisis for us in Africa because the expected temperature rise here is above the global average The documentary explores the length and breadth of Nigeria and may be the definitive and most accessible video documentary on this subject in our country.
It demonstrates the interconnectedness of the effects of climate and environmental change. From the desertification that has ravaged 11 states in Northern Nigeria to the shrinking of Lake Chad and the terrible floods that we have experienced. It addresses the issue of sea-level rise along our coastline, gas flaring, and the Niger Delta’s severe oil pollution. All of this is accompanied by a significant loss of biodiversity.
The idea that our environment is our life is highlighted in vivid colors.
With a growing population and a direct dependence on the environment for food, energy, and other necessities, we can state unequivocally that the Nigerian environment demands immediate attention.
The truth is that we are all in this together. Nigeria is where we call home. The climatic and environmental crises are the inescapable ties that connect us together. We must address all of these issues collectively, create resilience, and play our role in finding answers, from tree planting to actions that avoid deforestation.
The documentary’s participants also gave voice and faces to the hardships and problems of climate and environmental change in Nigeria, bringing this home emotionally.
Although it may appear apocalyptic, it challenges us while also leaving us with hope for a bright, safe, and sane future for our nation and humanity.
We must watch. We must think. We must share. We must take action.