Climate change an afterthought in Pakistan election

Climate change an afterthought in Pakistan election

Politicians were n’t really interested in having this conversation before the money started coming in, he claimed.

It used to be believed that God is to blame for all natural catastrophe. All of a sudden, they are all the result of climate change.

A little audience gathered to listen to Shabbar discuss other environmental concerns, such as water scarcity and poor air quality in Karachi, the economic center of Pakistan with a community of more than 20 million.

According to client Amna Jamil, 60,” Climate shift is visible throughout the world.”

” I am aware of the effects that non-seasonal rains can have and how they can change plants. Climate change is destroying so many seasonal fruit and plants.


The southern Sindh province, where the Pakistan Peoples Party ( PPP ) was in charge of the provincial government, was hardest hit by the floods, which scientists claimed were related to climate change.

Sherry Rehman, a PPP senator and former climate minister, insists that while others provide “lip service,” her party has “put green development and climate resilience at the center of ( its ) economic agenda.”

They claim that they have already begun building climate-resilient housing in areas where there is a high need for clean energy and developing early-warning equipment.

Rehman told AFP that” Pakistan is experiencing a climatic polycrisis, but pretty much everything needs to be addressed quickly and effectively.”

Pakistan has experienced dangerous heatwaves in addition to flood, and its dust levels are among the worst in the planet.

The level of treatment needed to make things work on a large scale is not happening, according to Professor Nausheen H. Anwar, who studies industrial preparing and climate hazards.

She explained that the effects of climate change have combined with Pakistan’s poor governance and lack of infrastructure to cause an ecological crisis.

According to the UN children’s agency UNICEF, more than 50 000 children under the age of five pass away from sanitation-related illnesses each year, and the problem is made worse by the extreme heat and drought. About 70 % of households consume contaminated water.

Anwar told AFP,” It’s a matter of day, and the concern is that perhaps we are already past our prime.