Rising sea level can sink Karachi in 40 years

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has warned that Karachi could drown in next 35-45 years. The NIO has warned that parts of Malir have already sunk and if emergency measures are not taken 30-40 million people could be displaced due to climate changes.


Over the years climate change has had devastating repercussions, thousands of deaths, earthquakes, floods and severe drought are clear indicators of climate change. In Karachi alone 1200 people lost their lives due to an extreme heat wave just last June.


With sea level rising by 6 millimeters annually, experts have warned that the greatest threat to the country is climate change. With parts of district Malir already having been reclaimed by the ocean, they fear that Karachi may not exist in the next four decades.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 10

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