Dr Etim Nkanu Efut, Dr Edung Etim Asuquo & Arikpo Bassey Ubi
This study investigated climate change awareness levels of farmers, fishermen and teachers in South-South region of Nigeria based on their location and gender. The cross sectional survey research design was adopted for the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire designed by the researchers. 561 respondents were used for the study. Simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select the states, local government areas, communities and respondents. Cronbach’s Coefficient Alpha was used to test the internal consistency of the instrument which gave 0.87. Frequencies and percentage was used to answer the research questions while chi square was used to test the null hypotheses which were accepted at p>.05. The results obtained revealed amongst others that awareness of climate change among farmers were significantly low while awareness of climate change among teachers was significantly high and the awareness of climate change among fishermen was a bit high but it was not statistically significant. It was recommended that regular seminars and workshops should be organised by climate change unit in the Federal Ministry of Environment to create awareness on climate change for farmers, fishermen and teachers in South-South region of Nigeria.