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'This is crazy': Pakistan's climate change nightmare comes into focus

‘This is crazy’: Pakistan’s climate change nightmare comes into focus

With some 32 million people displaced and more than 1,300 killed following a climate-change-intensified monsoon season and nearly a third of the country’s population still underwater, Pakistan is offering a stark case study of the potential for rising global temperatures as a result of. “I have seen many humanitarian disasters in the world, but I …

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Pakistan's largest lake bursts, threatening further flooding

Pakistan’s largest lake bursts, threatening further flooding

comment on this story Comment SHEVAN, Pakistan — The retaining wall on Pakistan’s largest lake ruptured on Tuesday after months of heavy rain, threatening hundreds of villages downstream and forcing thousands from their homes. The Pakistani government devised two deliberate breaches of Lake Manchar’s retaining wall over the weekend to relieve pressure on the structure, …

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Water from Pakistan's largest lake could flow into densely populated city CNN

Water from Pakistan’s largest lake could flow into densely populated city CNN

CNN — Water levels in Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake remain dangerously high despite efforts to release the water and avoid further flooding in nearby cities, according to officials. It’s the latest challenge for officials as the country grapples with an escalating disaster as heavy monsoon rains combined with melting glaciers cover a third of the …

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Pakistan’s largest lake may burst its banks after failed drainage attempt

Pakistan’s largest lake is on the verge of bursting after authorities tried to drain it in a controlled manner, a senior local official has warned. In a last-ditch effort to avert disaster, officials breached Lake Manchar on Sunday, a move they acknowledged could displace as many as 100,000 people but would also save the densely …

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Melting 'outbreaks' of Pakistan's glaciers triple this year and are intensifying flooding

Melting ‘outbreaks’ of Pakistan’s glaciers triple this year and are intensifying flooding

The country’s chief meteorologist has warned that this year alone, Pakistan’s glacial lakes have tripled their usual volume — the sudden release of water from melting glaciers — which could lead to catastrophic flooding. Sardar Sarfaraz of Pakistan’s Meteorological Department said on Thursday that 16 such incidents will occur in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region …

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Emergency call for aid issued as satellite images show a third of Pakistan’s waters are underwater

Rescuers have called for urgent donations to fight the “absolutely devastating” impact of flooding in Pakistan, as new satellite images appear to confirm that a third of the country is now underwater. The European Space Agency has released clear imagery based on data captured by its Copernicus satellite, as the UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) …

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See the scale of Pakistan's floods in maps, photos and videos

See the scale of Pakistan’s floods in maps, photos and videos

Aug 31, 2022 10:23am EST Ratodero, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, about 300 miles north of Karachi, was recently hit hard by floods that destroyed homes on August 29. (Video: Reuters) comment on this story Comment “Monsoon on Steroids.” Officials have struggled to put into words the scale of the floods that have devastated …

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