Pakistan goes to see extreme droughts and flooding within the subsequent few years because of the quickly altering local weather circumstances and international warming. Environmental consultants are asking for an aggressive plantation drive to keep away from the looming disaster.
In accordance with an esteemed environmentalist, Kashif Mehmood Salik, the nation wants to extend its inexperienced cowl to forestall adversarial local weather change results.
He famous that in recent times, Karachi has been receiving sweltering summers, killing no less than 60 folks final yr.
If preventive measures not taken well timed, increasingly more cities may face Karachi-like warmth waves within the coming years.
The International Local weather Threat-Index report launched by the ‘German Watch,’ has ranked Pakistan among the many high 10 international locations on the planet to be primarily affected by local weather change.
Kashif stated that with each passing yr, the nation is anticipating a rise in temperature on account of its geographical location. He says that fast deforestation is including gasoline to the fireplace.
As per the Punjab Forest Division, the nation is dropping 27,000 hectares to deforestation yearly, whereas the full space beneath forest cowl has shrunk to four.four million hectares.
As per the Pakistan Meteorological Division, large-scale tree felling has disturbed the local weather change sample within the nation, on account of which numerous areas have been experiencing excessive climate circumstances for the previous couple of years.
One other professional, Mehmood Khalid Qamar, talked about that deforestation and eco-degradation is accelerating at a quick tempo, which has precipitated a temperature rise.
Because of this, glacial soften, riverine, and flash floods are occurring with irregular patterns.
He famous that a lot of the local weather change-related issues have been hurting the nation’s pure water sources, agriculture, irrigation, well being, and different sectors.