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Pakistan Drought is Biggest Climate Change Threat by Anonymous

Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. In other words, a change in temperatures and weather for an extensive period will cause resulting changes in the atmosphere. This will allow for more natural disasters such as tsunami, hurricanes, flooding , earthquakes etc. The change in climate is occurring rather rapidly as a result of human activities. It has impacted many countries across the map which will result in various changes in the weather additionally ,impact many regions, and will continue to do so as time progresses. According to https://www.globalchange.gov/climate-change research conducted stated that “ Human activities, especially emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases from fossil fuel combustion, deforestation, and land-use change, are the primary driver of the climate changes observed in the industrial era.” Due to this ongoing issue many sectors will be impacted and will continue to as this problem grows.

According to Climate change and managing water crisis: Pakistan’s perspective Hussain M, et al. Rev Environ Health. 2014, “that most islands of the Pacific Island will disappear due to the ongoing global warming issue. Most of the Maldives will have submerged in water because the sea level is expected to rise 30-150 cm. Pakistan is being affected by climate change as it impacts the behavior of glaciers, rainfall patterns, greenhouse gas emissions, events such as floods and droughts. Severe floods have occurred in the years 1950, 1956, 1957, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1988, 1992, 2010, 2011, and 2012.” Pakistan has faced the worst droughts during the years 1998 to 2004.

Pakistan is said to be one of the most water stressed countries in the world. It is fast approaching a growing scarcity of water. It is imperative for Pakistanis to conserve water. A plan that does exist to help undeveloped regions is to turn off the water supply. In many cases the water is turned off for hours, other times for days;  in such circumstances the water has to be stored in pots or bottles to be utilized at a later time. This then begs the question is the water even clean essentially the water quality?  Land productivity predominantly depends upon the weather patterns. Water is needed for agriculture as well as having living things stay alive.

Farming is expected to be heavily impacted and if this is the only means to make money things would become rather difficult.  Drought caused by climate change would be dire for farmers as they would have difficulty in cultivating food, and animals would die. Climate change impacts all regions and is challenging for any sector to endure extreme weather situations for an extended period. The biggest threats or risks that this region would have is lack of water which would make simply living a difficult task.

In conclusion, climate change is impacting everyone around the world in various ways. If we do not correct the issue it will continue to worsen. Climate change is a real thing that impacts us here in the city where summers go well into the fall and winters go into the summers. Our day to day activities impact the planet we live on. We have to care for the planet and understand how our activities impacts extend beyond our direct environment and impacts us globally.

 

 

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24695031/

https://www.globalchange.gov/climate-change

 

 

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