Climate change, heat wave get severe in Sindh

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STAFF REPORT ISB: As the searing heat wave persisted in the interior Sindh for the last few days, it brought a sharp increase in diarrhoea and sunstroke patients across the province coupled with severe water shortage across the region.Pakistan is facing an imminent threat from climate change and is on its way to become one of the most water stressed countries in the world a few years down the road.While there is no clear-cut solution to the issue we are facing with extreme weather, people can focus on some remedies to at an individual level.Impacts such as proliferation of water-borne diseases as is documented every summer, seawater intrusion and salinisation of coastal areas of Sindh, eco-degradation of watersheds of the Indus and glacial decline, are all problems that Pakistan continues to battle and the apparent lack of political will to address these challenges head on is exacerbating the intensity of these issues.


Published in: Volume 07 Issue 18

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