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‘Heatwaves are practically undetectable’

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KARACHI: While the frequency and intensity of heatwaves have increased significantly in the recent past in this particular region, the government seems practically unaware and ill-prepared to deal with the threat. Urban centres in particular have borne the brunt with hundreds of fatalities resulting from unprecedented heatwaves this year alone. According to Bilal Khalid, a […]

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Pakistan shy of taking challenges of climate change head on

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Karachi: Pakistan, being a witness to a series of floods, droughts, heatwaves and erratic rain patterns in recent years caused by climate change, continues to describe such calamities as a natural phenomenon. The debate over the effects of human-induced climatic changes is, however, yet to take centre stage in the county. Bringing the topic under […]

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Call for practical steps to tackle climate change

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HYDERABAD: Environment exp¬erts and civil society leaders on Monday called for taking result-oriented steps to counter climate changes in Pakistan that is causing frequent floods, extreme heatwave and drought. They were speaking at a seminar titled “Gender and Social Vulner¬ability to Climate Change: A Study of Disasters Prone Areas in Sindh” organised by the Social […]

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Fears about environmental impact allayed

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LAHORE: As the coal-powered plants in Rajasthan, India, have been ascribed as main source behind the recent deadly Karachi heat wave, the fears have risen for the impact of Thar coal projects on environment. According to Greenpeace International, a global enjoinment watchdog, coal-fired power plants are the biggest source of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, […]

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Similar heatwave may scorch Pakistan in 2016

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday was informed that there is a 90% chance of another heatwave scorching Pakistan next year. The NA Standing Committee on Climate Change was informed of the probability by the Climate Change Ministry’s Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan. This was in response to member Imran Zafar Laghari’s allegation that the government […]

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Heatwave and the working animal

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KARACHI: The number of people affected by the deadly heatwave in Sindh in general and Karachi in particular has crossed the 100,000 mark. It is a figure that is alarming in the sense that many of those who have lived all their lives in Karachi say that they have never experienced such a stifling summer […]

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Heatstroke leaves another 26 dead in Sindh

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KARACHI: While the weeklong spell of heatwave has ended, with the Sindh government putting the figure of those affected by heatstroke at 100,000 in Karachi only, at least 26 more victims died in the city and two other districts on Monday. Of the latest deaths, 20 were reported from Karachi and three each from Dadu […]

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No new heatwave this summer: Met official

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KARACHI: The harsh heatwave which killed more than 1,300 people in Karachi and other parts of Sindh over the past few days has ended, says a Met official. He said on Sunday that there was no threat of another such gruelling heatwave in the country, including its largest city along the Arabian Sea, this summer. […]

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Weather experts call for action plan on climate change

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ISLAMABAD: As residents of Sindh and Karachi, in particular, continue to reel from a deadly heatwave that has claimed more than a thousand lives, weather experts have called for devising a policy or a national action plan on an immediate basis that focuses on dealing with the impact of climate change on people’s health. A […]

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