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The toxic gas flares fuelling Nigeria’s climate change – BBC News

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Climate change has had a devastating impact on Nigeria. Fertile lands are turning into deserts in the north, while flash floods have become more common in the south.

Nigeria’s oil industry is making the situation worse, as the practice of flaring – the burning of natural gas that is released when oil is extracted – is common, despite being illegal.

It is a major source of greenhouse gases and a contributor to climate change.

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  1. @obagbemisoyejoseph212

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Gas flaring in 21st century. Yet we are crying of underdevelopment.
    God is just watching this wickedness. It shall not be well with our leaders and elites.

  2. @durnham

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Condoms and women's education are what's needed to save Africa, the population is exploding and resources are already scarse

  3. @damienliawszeyu2974

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    They should dig wider wells and use shelter the well, it is impossible to work in such conditions, as for tapioca, maybe hey can improvise by using ropes and pivots to pull the tapioca nearer the heat instead of walking in themselves.

  4. @ja9pwnw119

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Stop making documentation and do something or else mother nature will cook yall…..

  5. @Dirka41

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Rinse and repeat this story all over the world in many countries. Industry is a destructive force that needs to be stopped and the people who control those entities rounded up and severely punished for all to see

  6. @Dirka41

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Every CEO of these companies need to be rounded up hung and all the money they have ever made should be put back into repairing the ecosystems they destroyed HELLO ALBERTA!!!!

  7. @Dirka41

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Hard to imagine something more evil in our world than Shell and multinational corporations like it that are destroying the very systems that sustain all life on earth…and doing it for profit. It doesn’t get more evil than that.

  8. @heart..

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Poor people,need water, not fire. RIP to all victims❤️

  9. @jamesgoldstien1468

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    LEARN HOW TO COLLECT THE SEEDS FROM THE TREES 🌲 & PLANT 🌱 MORE

  10. @jamesgoldstien1468

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏~ START COLLECTING THAT GAS ⛽️ & PUT IT TO USE IN THE COUNTRY

  11. @i.novitsky9291

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    #CreativeSociety #GlobalCrisis #Time4Truth🌏📢🌍📣🌎🕊🙏🙏🙏🙏

  12. @derf9465

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    What is all the fuss, you didnt care when for the last 20 years british forces have been In the middle east where its been 50 deg C plus every summer.

  13. @bainsk8

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Governments put health warning on cigarette packets. They should do the same on petrol pumps. I had no idea of these flares until today. I'm going to use my bicycle more for local journeys and my car less.

  14. @vocab2414

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Climate Change needs to be drop down

  15. @pierrendokondoko9581

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    I'm sure that the members of the Nigerian government are in their comfortable office enjoying the billions of dollars from oil while the Nigerian people are suffering.

  16. @SabzKhumalo

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    As long as you still waiting on government nothing will get done. The local Nigerian community in the north was supposed to plant 3 trees for every one tree they cut down. And the local community in the south was supposed to find ways to capture that natural gas so they can have electricity.

  17. @zapfanzapfan

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    If they didn't burn the gas and just let it out it would be a lot worse. Methane is 100-ish more efficient green house gas than CO2. Don't let any methane escape!

  18. @phrenologisto

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Flaring is preferable to venting in all circumstances. Natural gas has >80x the immediate global warming potential (GWP) as CO2, and only reduces over time because it oxidizes to CO2 in the atmosphere. The only fix is to leave it in the ground, but since we're deciding to continue to burn oil all over the world, burning off the higher GWP gasses before they contribute to warming is SIGNIFICANTLY better in terms of global heating than it is to simply let it flow out of the ground.

  19. @felixgreg7416

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    SUCCESSFuL PEOPLE DON'T BECOME THAT WAY OVERNIGHT. WHAT MOST. PEOPLE SEE AT A GLANCE_ WEALTH A GREAT CAREER, PURPOSE IS THE RESULTS OF HARD WORK AND HUSTLE OVER TIME.

  20. @delbunoh2508

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    To Brothers and sisters Nigerians, my hope is this don’t let the money 💵 and the economic system controls our lives like many other countries in Deep crisis. Nature is Good God created all we should have been living like harmony in our world 🌍 🌎

  21. @dougnuttall8413

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    If you look at who owns what in the world just lookup Blackrock and Vanguard. Why because they own 85% of everything. Yep everything, From metals to media to pharmaceuticals. When you consider that these 2 companies have such a large interest why do the monopolies commission not intervene? Then look at who owns these companies, you will be surprised. Look at Yahoo finance, twitter, IBM, pepsi, coke, BP, Exon, banks, visa, mastercard, the fed, cbs, nbc, hbo, cnn, apple, android and airplanes and many more. Owners are Bush, Royal Family, obama, rossini, Clintons, vanderbilt, rothchild and so on. So when social media blocks negative posts about vaccines you know why.

  22. @paulz170

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Instead of digging constant Wells why don't they focus all year around on a canal system, might take a long time but once it's finished water will flow constant.

  23. @nosurrender7786

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Fuck the media

  24. @D1sgrxceful

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    3:46 Holy Jesus what?

  25. @OoO-rf2gt

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Reminder to cancel your TV licance.

    It IS a subscription and you do NOT need one because you do not need the BBC.

    Let them stand on their own 2 feet. They can't lie to you when they are at the will off an open market.

    They'll probably delete this too because they know its a fact.

  26. @lfeb

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    They're doing that here in Texas as well. It's disgusting. Driving down highways or even quiet town roads that used to be green and beautiful, now bleek and fire ravaged

  27. @vikasarora4944

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    The gas can used for so many purpose is wasted for nothing

  28. @an.explorer2270

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    They deserve a better life👍

  29. @deletingaccount

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Hear the word of the Lord,  because the Lord has a charge to bring
        against you who live in the land:
    “There is no faithfulness, no love,
        no acknowledgment of God in the land.
    2 There is only cursing,  lying and murder,
        stealing and adultery;
    they break all bounds,
        and bloodshed follows bloodshed.
    3 Because of this the land dries up,
        and all who live in it waste away;
    the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky
        and the fish in the sea are swept away.

  30. @lsevent

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Maybe don't have 10 kids…

  31. @auro1986

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    bbc, dont' take water

  32. @syedshabazhaidernaqvi5576

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Ty

  33. @Germanboylove

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Born to Surfer aaa, Born to Surfer aaa i remember that track from lucky dube

  34. @dumuzidtherisingphoenix

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    joy have 7 children 🙄

  35. @milopalmak2005

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    I remember doing this in india…. It's not fun.

  36. @njipods

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    that flare is not 150 degree C. its muuuuuuch hotter. the FLIR is clearly capped at 150. good reporting but bad understanding of the tech

  37. @pls-shanice

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Please remember that billionaires could feed everyone on the planet but don’t…

  38. @JeffreySmith7777

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    America and the free world have been sold. Especially after the news yesterday of General Miley calling the Chinese and asking them not to nuke us under President Trump.

  39. @mikrophone8499

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Wall them in before they get out

  40. @P1XEL.EXE_

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    1:12 Oh look a meme

  41. @itsaykay

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    A combination of poverty, inadequate climate policy, and a lack of adequate enforcement.

  42. @DragonData

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    The most EXTREME weather events of 2021! —-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKh9v-ZTHp8 We want to help you stay informed with our bite sized data!

  43. @osmanhayes3803

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    I blame the Nigerian people for electing corrupt leaders. Rich country yet the people are poor 🤷🏽‍♂️

  44. @gtingaming716

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Yet people still cry about their lives in the UK. We have it so easy.

  45. @wandarask8444

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    In Australia, the summer sun has changed you feel like you are burning, we have shrub called bracken this never dies unfortunately this Hardy shrub is burning from the sun .
    Its heart breaking to see what there Goverment is doing .
    Thinking of you all.
    Far out it's a crime.
    Love Australia x

  46. @Sandy-sd5cv

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Why don't we lower use of Air Conditioners…I mean ppl are using as if it is a status!!!?! But no scientist or activist seems to talk about it because they too love sticking in ACs ?! Or is the emisions caused by ac is low ..I really didn't get good answers from Google

  47. @ChimaChindaDev

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    The narrative of this documentary is wrong and potentially misleading.
    It's not about climate change but damage to the ecosystem and most importantly pollution of the atmosphere which endangers people's health.
    In the Niger Delta it's about soot. Climate change is not our problem.

  48. @seahorse4407

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    Is that not a natural gas? Lets invite some foreign investor from western countries or China and lets see this money flow to either politicians or people?

  49. @acecream8568

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    That thumbnail make it looks like he's carrying some fire on the trays

  50. @atokamangt.p8238

    January 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

    If you cut those trees no water simple as that.

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