Climate change evaporating water resources

STAFF REPORT ISB: Climate change poses a greater security threat than terrorism because it can affect temperatures, the environment, the economy and the future policies of the country. Moreover, 70 to 80 per cent of Pakistans water from glaciers, but in the next 30 to 40 years, there, may be no more water in the Indus River because the glaciers will have all melted.

“Pakistan is 135th among carbon emitting countries and contributed only 0.8 per cent to global carbon emissions. However, it is still included in the eight countries most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change,” said Dr Qamaruzzaman Chaudhry, a former DG Met Office and VP World Meteorological Organisation, during a presentation given to members of the Parliamentary Task Force on SDGs.

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