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Mitigating floods through co-ordinated climate smart agriculture and land use patterns in Pakistan

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Pakistan has got unique geo-climatic conditions and topography descending from the world’s 2 nd highest peak in the North more than 8000 meters high to the sea level in the South which is a blessing in disguise for the gravity irrigation system and hydel power generation. But on the other end it makes the damage high when there are floods due to heavy seasonal rains or melting of glaciers and snow on the hills. The central plains of Punjab, Indus river…Read More

Heavy rains changing patterns for growers

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan is experiencing the worst effects of climate change as evident from longer spells of heavy rains and devastating floods for the fourth consecutive year. These threats include serious threats to agriculture and water resources and, in fact, the country’s economic fabric. Since 2010, monsoon rains and floods have been more ferocious than before, leaving the rural infrastructure and, above all, agricultural economy in a disarray. To save agriculture which is…Read More

Changed rain patterns affecting birds breeding cycle

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The changing rain pattern is having disastrous effects on numerous species of indigenous birds, with many of them being unable to breed due to this year’s delayed monsoon rains."The global warming, altering temperatures and changes in climate have resulted in delayed monsoons rains, which have led to a number of species - including birds, mammals, reptiles and insects - missing their breeding season," said Hussain Bakhsh Bhagat, Project Director at the Sindh…Read More

Looming water scarcity due to changing weather patterns

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article image By Muhammad ArifeenPAKISTAN IS fast shifting from a water-stressed to a water-scarce country.The UN Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Statistical Yearbook for 2011 states that changing weather patterns across the world have increased the occurrence and intensity of the earth’s natural hazards such as torrential rains, floods, droughts and cyclones; which affect countries such as Australia, China, Myanmar and, most importantly, Pakistan.The report makes it clear that there has been a…Read More