Green house gases triggering climatic changes

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Meteorologists and environmental experts have termed the rapid increase of greenhouse gases (Chlorofluorocarbons) as the potential cause of climatic variations and rising temperature in Islamabad.

According to them, Pakistan is already among the top ten countries where unusual weather patterns were making major environment impacts and the situation might further deteriorate in the coming years if attention was not paid to issues related to climate change.

“The Islamabad environment is under rapid changes since last many decades and approximately each and every field of its found under changing i.e. forest cover, urban lands and water bodies. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are greenhouse gases,” said SDPI environmentalist Kashif Salik.

He said that these gases are largely responsible for damaging the ozone layer which is directly responsible for climatic variations.

Massive deforestation is also another main cause of rising temperature in the capital city, he added. The effect of climate change on regional and national economies was projected to be largely effected, he said.

Salik further said that loss of agricultural revenue and additional costs for managing water resources and disease and other health risks was subjected to economic activity. Former Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency Director General Asif Shuja said that due to widespread falling of trees and rapid urbanisation temperature in the capital city has started to regularly cross 44 degrees in summer.


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Published in: Volume 05 Issue 36

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