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Sharmeen launches 3rd part of climate change animated series

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KARACHI – SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, launched the third part from Pakistan’s first climate change animated series. The third part explores climate change with a specific focus on biodiversity. The Deosai Plains are considered one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan Brown Bear that […]

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Sharmeen releases 2nd part from climate change animated series

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KARACHI-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animated Series. The second part explores the science being global warming, the rising sea levels and the pollution caused by the products humans consume. Launched in honour of the International Climate Change Awareness Day earlier […]

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Efforts urged to end unchecked deforestation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for putting an end to merciless felling of trees and underscored the need for growing more saplings to counter the impacts of global warming. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the day-long session to highlight the issue […]

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Countries hit by climate change: Pakistan ranked 8th in world, National Assembly informed

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Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid Monday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan has become 8th country in the world, which is being affected by climate change. The minister while replying to questions of the members said that earlier Pakistan was the 10th country in the world now it has reached at 8th number. […]

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Tackling climate change: ‘No clear direction on increasing forest cover’

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians expressed serious reservations on Friday over the performance of the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC). Members of National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change said Pakistan’s vulnerability to the challenge was increasing with deforestation. They said the ground reality contrasted with the rosy picture painted by ministry officials. MNA Mussarat Ahmadzeb said the […]

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Pakistan bears the worst of climate change effects

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KARACHI: Massive flooding displacing millions, prolonged heat waves with temperatures averaging above 38 degrees centigrade, ravaging hurricanes and deluges caused by excessive rainfall. I am not painting a doomsday scenario but all these are extreme weather events that have taken place in various parts of the world including Pakistan in 2015. These are not exceptional […]

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Environmental expert: Pakistan yet to raise Siachen glacier issue at global forum

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Siachen glacier, the life line of river Indus, is a disputed and un-demarcated region of Kashmir, and a declared environment issue between Pakistan and India, informed sources told Business Recorder. India’s official rhetoric on the melting of Siachen glacier is global warming – a red herring successfully sold by India to the world while Pakistan […]

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Fossil fuel lobby seen as main threat to meaningful progress at Paris climate talks

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In the early-1950s, when it became widely known that smoking caused cancer, giant tobacco companies formed the Tobacco Industry Research Council (TIRC). Its main goal was to deny the harmful effects of tobacco and confuse the public. The tobacco lobby wormed its way into the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), wreaking havoc and slowing […]

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Climate change to force 100m more to extreme poverty: WB

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WASHINGTON: Climate change could force an additional 100 million people around the world to live in extreme poverty by 2030, warns a new World Bank report. In Pakistan, climate change can reduce the income of the bottom 40 per cent by more than 8 per cent, the report warns. It shows how this change makes […]

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Need for climate change awareness plan stressed

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Islamabad – The experts have unanimously emphasised the need for hammering out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. In the first meeting of a think tank on climate change – consultative […]

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Dawood Foundation ventures into environmental awareness

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The headlines are beginning to grow more ominous by the year. ‘Pakistan is vulnerable to Climate Change.’ ‘Pakistan at increased risk due to global warming.’ ‘Pakistan’s deforestation rate highest in the world.’ Yet somehow, our national conscience hasn’t been stirred enough for people to take notice. Drawing room conversations about existential threats to Pakistan are […]

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Mountainous regions warming up more rapidly

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ISLAMABAD: Glaciers across the world are seriously threatened by climate change and global warming, warned international experts in a recently-released report. The team of scientists came together as part of the Mountain Research Initiative, a global effort funded by Swiss National Foundation. Scientists from Pakistan, China, US, Canada, UK, Ecuador, Italy, Austria and Kazakhstan took […]

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The environmental time bomb is ticking away

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Karachi: Today, June 5, has been designated as the World Environment Day. One is in a quandary to decide as to whether the day should be celebrated or solemnly observed. Perhaps, if we were to rack our brains and ponder the question, the latter would be the answer. In fact, the perceptive among us would […]

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Climate change and vector-borne diseases in Pakistan

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The earth’s climate has always been changing. The impacts of climate change include biodiversity losses, rise in sea levels, shifts in weather patterns, changes in freshwater supply and an increase in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts as well as glacial melting and various health impacts. Major concerns are the threats to food, […]

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