Karachi; Jamshed Bukhari (staff reporter)
Due to Environmental and climate change Pakistan would be facing Natural disaster ,food and drinking water shortage. this was reported in the topic of nature pakistan project ,study of LEAD Pakistan and WWF uk .
According to the report, Pakistan see level rising 6mm per year, in that manner the agriculture land is swallowed by sea.
According to the report
As the Bay of Bengal is cooling down and the North Arabian Sea is warming up, the number of tropical cyclones has increased owing to the temperature shifting trend.
Data collected from 56 meteorological stations in Pakistan shows a sharp rise in temperature during the first decade of the 21st century, except the year 2005, while a rise of four degrees centigrade is expected to occur within the century in the Indus delta region. Impacts included loss of vegetation, deforestation and irregular precipitation, says a study, part of the Synthesis Report 2012, which was released on Saturday.
The report provides a summary of results of 11 studies carried out over the past two years (2011, 2012) under the Building Capacity on Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Areas of Pakistan, a Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan project jointly administered with partners LEAD-Pakistan and WWF-UK with the financial support of European Union.
Conducted by Pakistan’s chief meteorologist Dr Ghulam Rasul, the study titled Climate Data Modeling Analysis presents eye-opening climatic trends that have been observed in the country in a decade.
Referring to the study’s findings, the report states that Pakistan lies in a geographical region where temperature increase is expected to be higher than the global average,
making it an extremely climate sensitive country.
“The impacts of climate change felt in Pakistan range from tropical cyclones in the south to glacier retreat in the north.
All the impacts of climate change and their manifestations have been looked into in detail in the study which also ident-ifies high-risk areas and make recommendations.
“Warmer nights threaten crop production (due to heat stress) by increasing overall water requirements and higher rates of respiration.