Climate change and ensuing destruction -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Climate change and ensuing destruction

By: K. UMER FAROOQ

A RECENT conference in Qatar about global warming and climate change has reported that it has become a big challenge for big powers which are mostly responsible for the climate disaster to clear the mess.

According to the media, leaders from more than 200 countries gathered in Doha, Qatar, to continue talks on climate change and to discuss how to cut emissions of carbon gases, as well as provide more assistance to poor countries which are badly affected by climate change. UN chief Ban Ki-moon blamed rich countries for global warming and climate change.

The big powers have failed to provide desired results about climate change and global warming and things are going from bad to worse everywhere.

The world is faced with the worst hurricanes, typhoons and flooding of modern history. According to UN estimates, recent climate change and global warming cost developed countries a sum of $67bn. Recent tragic events around the world are enough to open eyes of big powers.

According to media news, more than 300 people lost their lives in the Philippine province of Mindanao after a worst flooding when Typhoon Bopha hit several coastal areas.

Several thousand people are still in emergency shelters without food and power after the destruction in their areas. The media has been showing horrible pictures of the destruction and miserable conditions of the affected people. Only a month ago hurricane Sandy caused massive destruction in the US coastal areas and even in big cities like New York.

The same year Russia and Australia also saw the worst flooding in their history which caused millions of dollars in damage to property and loss of human lives. Bangladesh and Myanmar are also seeing the worst flooding and things are going from bad to worse everywhere.

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