The Mirror has been working with Save the Children in Nigeria to share stories of the climate crisis, where some have written news reports about devastating flooding from while others share more personal tragedies
Flash floods, drought, desertification and deadly heatwaves makes Nigeria one of the world’s most affected countries by climate change.
Here, young people share their stories of the climate emergency – the second group of teenagers around the world to do so as part of our NextGen International project.
With support from our charity partner Save the Children, some have written news reports about devastating flooding from their towns and cities while others share personal tragedies caused by the climate crisis.
Temperatures in the north of the country can reach the mid 40s and by 2060, scientists predict a 1.1 – 2.5°C increase in temperatures.
The country is plagued by severe flooding during the rainy season, made worse by extreme weather resulting from climate change, droughts during the dry season and desertification.
You can help by donating to Save the Children’s emergency fund: www.savethechildren.org.uk/mirrorclimatecrisis.
TEENS IN NIGERIA REVEAL REALITIES OF CLIMATE HORROR IN OUR INTERACTIVE STORY BELOW