The whole world is currently suffering through a phenomenon known as “Climate Change” which is bound to have some disastrous effects. Pakistan is just another victim of this crisis. Climate change is a change in global or regional climate pattern, attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Pakistan has been one of the most affected countries vulnerable to climate change. It is ranked on 7th position, with a death toll of 523.1 lives per year and economic losses worth US $3.8 billion.
If we take a closer look at Pakistan and its climate change, we can clearly deduce that the country is at high risk, thus, steps need to be taken in order to cope with this problem. Pakistan suffers from heavy monsoon rainfalls every year which has severely affected the lives and livelihoods of people. Not only this, the floods caused by these rainfalls affected the agriculture sector which has compromised the GDP targets as well. Other than this, the heat waves and the cold waves have also posed a threat to the people. Additionally, the Himalayan glaciers are melting at a high rate due to global warming which is making the sea level rise.
In my opinion, drastic measures need to take in order to reduce the threat of this climate change in Pakistan. Pakistan should think of reducing its emissions, which can help to reduce the risk of extreme weather events in the country. Moreover, population control is another way to combat climate change as overpopulation contributes to the depletion of natural resources and environmental degradation. Higher population requires more resources to get processed and disposed of in the environment in the form of pollution. Researchers across the globe have found that slower population growth has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the future. Therefore, Pakistan needs to work on these issues because Climate Change has undoubtedly become a reality that has caused a lot of suffering.