GeographyU5L3 AKA SydneyHaas Sh1571501/30/18 The country of Nigeria is a majoroil exporter. “They are the eighth leading oil exporter in the world.” Althoughthis is good for the economy of Nigeria, it is dangerous to the environment.
Anexample of how this is dangerous would be the oil spills that occur frequentlyand the other dangerous that result from them. This is an issue that affectsthe people and environment of Africa. (usedArreola, Daniel D., et al. Geography)The issue of oil spillsin Africa is very important because it is dangerous to the environment.
Oilspills in Africa are very harmful to the plants and animals who live there,even causing death. These oil spills also cause fires that burn down vegetation.The fires caused from oil spills can also trigger acid rain, which is a majoragent of erosion.
This will cause the land to decompose quicker. (used Arreola,Daniel D., et al.
Geography)The danger of oil spills affectsAfrica in many ways. Oil spills ruin the land and water also killing any lifethat resides there. Oil spills also effect human life by polluting air andwater.
Air and water pollution can lead to disease or death in humans. Asstated above oil spills also cause fires and acid rain, which leads to thedestruction of property and sometimes even injury. (used Arreola, Daniel D., etal. Geography)As you can see there area lot of hazards that come from oil spills in Africa, but there are also waysthat we can solve this issue. A good plan of action to solve issue would be to1.
Help clean up the oil spills that threaten the environment right this veryminute. 2. After we do that we need to next prevent more from happening. Ifgovernments can monitor workers and ensure that workers have proper trainingthen we reduce the risk of accidental oil spills from occurring. 3. After thatwe need to help to rebuild the environment that was taken from oil spills.Relocating animals that are native the land back to their natural environment, plantingtrees, growing the vegetation back, and trying to purify any water that waspolluted.
(used Arreola, Daniel D., et al. Geography)So, in conclusion Oilspills in Africa are very dangerous. They kill wildlife and cause many otherhazardous events such as fires and acid rain. The spills also cause damage tothe human environment as well. To correct the accidental spills, we need toclean up, monitor the workers, and restore wildlife. Oil spills are harmful tothe environment and need to be corrected.
(used Arreola, Daniel D., et al.Geography) Work cited Arreola, Daniel D., et al. Geography. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Print.