Effects of Solid Waste on Urban Warming in Warri Metropolis, Nigeria


This study examined the effects of solid waste on urban warming in Warri metropolis. To achieve this, the study generated data from field measurements of volume of waste generated and greenhouse gases. The data were collected from five (5) major waste dump sites in Warri metropolis. The data generated were analysed using bivariate correlation and multiple regression. Results obtained revealed that 25.1% of waste generated in Warri metropolis was found in the commercial areas of the metropolis while 4.3% of the waste generated was recorded in the low density Areas, 19.7% of the waste generated was found in the high density area (Okumagba, Ugborikoko, Enerhen village, Airport road and upper/lower Eredjuwa) and the remaining 51.9% was generated in the industrial, traditional and fringe zones of Warri metropolis. Warri metropolis has an urban bias of 4.16°C. There is a significant relationship between temperature and volume of waste generated at R value of 0.722. The temperature in Warri metropolis is significantly dependent on greenhouse gases emitted at P < 0.05. It is therefore, recommended that programmes to sensitize and sustain the waste management concepts among communities through media be established.

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S. Efe, L. Cheke and C. Ojoh, "Effects of Solid Waste on Urban Warming in Warri Metropolis, Nigeria," Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Vol. 3 No. 4A, 2013, pp. 6-12. doi: 10.4236/acs.2013.34A002.

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