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Climate of carelessness

Nobody understands climate change and how it impacts a country better than Pakistan, which is one of the countries in the world most affected by these changes. Many international groups have warned that climate change will have a greater impact on Pakistan in the coming years, causing devastating floods. What the recent floods have done to Pakistan is also an example, because no flood has ever caused such widespread devastation. At the Sharm el-Sheikh summit, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif highlighted the dangers confronting the planet as a result of climate change, as well as the situation in Pakistan, which has been devastated by recent floods. Additionally, he made the case for those developing nations like Pakistan that, despite contributing very little to global carbon emissions, is nonetheless suffering the consequences of the irresponsibility of the developed world and requires particular help.

More than 30 million people were impacted by floods, according to official figures. Due to this, the amount of property damage and human casualties have been estimated; nonetheless, it will take a lot of time to recover the damaged areas and populations. The unfortunate fact is that the Pakistani government has not developed a comprehensive plan to address climate change and the harm it causes, despite repeated warnings from numerous international groups. Pakistan indeed makes a very minor contribution to the causes of climate change, but that small contribution also makes a huge difference in the predicament we are in. Nearly all nations in the world are thinking about changing their residents’ lifestyles to help manage global warming to prevent its repercussions, however, in Pakistan, this problem is still unresolved. Our chances of being impacted by climate change are rising. Until serious action is taken to address global climate change, worries about the continuance of a string of additional, quite severe catastrophes cannot be dismissed.

When this occurs, poor nations are compelled to borrow money from wealthy nations or financial organisations. These debts cause vulnerable nations to become even more impoverished, make their issues worse, and are likely to lower their ability to deal with calamities. The thoughts and recommendations that were expressed on the occasion of the summit are covered in the joint press conference held after the meeting between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The prime minister met with numerous leaders of state and government, representatives of the European Union and Arab League, and prominent leaders of financial institutions. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stressed during his speech at the meeting that vulnerable countries should be shielded from the effects of climate change. The World Bank estimates that 216 million people would be homeless by 2050 if no action is taken, the majority of whom will come from Africa and South Asia. The prime minister claims that during the past 20 years, climate change disasters have had an impact on 750 million people in South Asia. Climate change may cause 100 million people in emerging nations to live in poverty by 2030.

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