Relevance of Science and Technology on Environmental Commons: the Nigerian Experience
Uwa C. U.1, Nwafor J. C.2
1Dr. (Mrs) Uwa Clementina Ukamaka, Lecturer with Federal University of Nigeria Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
2Nwafor J. C, Professor with the Centre for Environmental Management and Control, Enugu Campus.
Manuscript received on June 18, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2015. | Manuscript published on July 05, 2015. | PP: 105-109 | Volume-5 Issue-3, July 2015. | Retrieval Number: B2565055215/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: A journey through Nigeria, either by road, air, or rail shows a scintillating environment fully endowed with abundant of resources, from a rich ecosystem through rich mangrove and rain forests to plateau, mountain vegetation interspersed with rivers, lakes in different climatic regions and in different stages of utilization and management. All these influence man’s existence but the extent of their influence on him depends on his capabilities to transform the applicable environment. Man applies science and technology in his quest to satisfy his day to day needs. Man will necessarily succumb to the dictates of environmental fallouts, if man is ill-equipped. With the necessary skills and knowledge and right application of the tools. It is on this premise that this study examines man and his physical environment, his application of science and technology to transform this environment to meet his immediate needs, the impact on it’s environment and it’s influence on man setting useful environmental laws and strategies for the way forward are then discussed. This study also deals with the laws, which helps to manage the environment for better wage and improve the living condition of man and nature via the waste management methods.
Keywords: Iscintillating environment fully endowed utilization and management, laws and strategies