These are the devastating effects that the deadly floods in Pakistan are having on this country.
Dubbed the “monster monsoon of the decade” by Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman, torrential rains in the region have killed at least 982 people since June, based on National Disaster Management Authority.
Every 24 hours, the agency list Hundreds of men, women and children were injured or killed by collapsed roofs, flash floods or drowning.
“Pakistan is going through a severe climate disaster, one of the hardest in a decade,” Rehman said in a video on Twitter. “Currently, we are at a zero-line of extreme weather events in a series of relentless heat waves, wildfires, flash floods, multiple glacial lake eruptions, floods, and Now is the monster monsoon of the decade. wreaking havoc across the country. “
Unprecedented cataclysm – worse than Pakistan’s 2010″super floor“affecting 20 million people – has overwhelmed the country’s resources, prompting leaders to urge the international community to help in relief efforts.
One of the hardest hit provinces, Sindh, has requested 1 million tents for displaced people, Rehman told Reuters. But there are not enough tents, and people are seeking temporary shelter in school buildings and mosques, she said.
Streets are flooded with stagnant sewage, the risk of water-borne diseases is very high.
“This is clearly the climate crisis of the decade,” said Rehman. “It’s not our fault,” she added, adding that Pakistan emits less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Global warming is causing in Pakistan 7,000 glaciers – the largest numbers outside the poles – melt, causing glacial lake outbreaks caused by heat waves in the water.
This year, extreme weather events such as droughts, heat waves and floods are affecting every corner of the world.
In Africa, floods have severely damaged tens of thousands of people in Chad and the Gambia, while nearly 4.6 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are threatened by severe malnutrition following the outbreak. severe drought in the region, according to the United Nations Office. for Coordinating Humanitarian Affairs.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the water level due to drought is underwater artifact revealwhile three Ancient Buddha statues appeared again after the water level in China’s Yangtze River dropped. And in Dallas, considerable rainfall of summer in a day that wreaked havoc on the city amid a drought in Texas.
Weather disasters such as drought are closely linked to human-caused climate change. The planet has warmed by 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, according to NASA, and that makes the disaster worse. Stopping this vicious cycle will require us to drastically reduce our reliance on climate-polluting fossil fuels.