Category: Envi /Climate Change

Climate change brings severe risks to northern Pakistan

Communities living in northern Pakistan face the brunt of climate change induced disasters, leading to deaths, and the destruction of livelihoods and infrastructure Climate change-induced natural hazards in the Upper Indus Basin (UIB) of Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region of Pakistan have started severely affecting lives and livelihood of the local inhabitants. Social and physical […]

Climate poses threat to ancient culture

The unique Kalash people from remote valleys in the mountains of northwest Pakistan find their way of life jeopardised by a combination of climate change and deforestation. CHITRAL, PAKISTAN, 22 March, 2016 − The culture, rituals and existence of the small Kalash community – living in three remote valleys of Chitral district in the foothills of […]

Earthly matters: Conserving water

nlike other rivers that are largely dependent on melting snow or rainfall, Pakistan’s main river, the Indus, is very much dependent on glacier melt. Experts say that on average, around 40pc of its water comes from glaciers melting in the summer, in the high mountains of the Hindu Kush, Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. With […]

Climate study points to disasters in Malakand, Hazara

PESHAWAR: At least 11 districts in Malakand and Hazara divisions, which have faced devastation amid climactic shifts over the last decade, are in danger of falling prey to this phenomenon once again. Experts believe if proper methods of risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation are not implemented, these natural hazards will turn into catastrophic disasters. These are […]

Speakers call for better coordination to mitigate climate Change

[Gilgit Times Report] Speakers at an ‘International conference on climate and environmental change impact on the Indus basin calls for better coordination and cooperation between scientists, government authorities, and development partners for a sustainable development, said a press release issued by ICIMOD. The international conference on Climate and Environmental Change Impacts on the Indus Basin […]

South Asian soot drifts over Himalayas

New study suggests pollution from South Asia’s cooking stoves and forest fires drifts over the Himalayas, contributing to glacier melt on the Tibetan plateau, but more research needed to confirm how much The mighty Himalayas are not acting as a barrier to pollution from South Asia, as previously thought, a new study by scientists at […]