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2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

2017 One of the Three Hottest Years on Record: World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization has listed 2017 among the three hottest years on record. In the WMO’s Statement on the State of the Climate released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Germany, scientists have said that 2016 remains the …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …Continue reading

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

A report launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes as a reminder about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Asian countries under a business-as-usual scenario of up to 8.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of …Continue reading

Global Stocktake Shows the 43 Greenhouse Gases Driving Global Warming

The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, published today, confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases. The data show that today’s aggregate warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) is …Continue reading

Disappearing Forests

Pakistan’s forests are no longer what they used to be. At the time of partition, the country’s forest cover stood at 33 percent. By 1990, Pakistan’s forest cover had declined to 3.3 percent. Fast forward another quarter of a century, to 2015, …Continue reading

No Lights for an Hour at Major Landmarks Including National Assembly Building

WWF-Pakistan will coordinate activities for Earth Hour across the country. Landmarks in major cities across Pakistan will switch off lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday (today) to join in a global Earth Hour ritual observed every year. The Worldwide Fund for …Continue reading

The Perils of Inaction on Climate Change

Extreme and erratic weather conditions, regular floods and lower agricultural outputs call for urgent adaptation reforms to counter the adverse effects of climate change in Pakistan. Currently, Pakistan ranks seventh in the 10 countries that are most affected by climate change globally, …Continue reading

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