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Climate change can have devastating impact on water resources, human health, agriculture

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16.06.2019

By Dr. Saeed Ahmed Ali

LAHORE, Jun 16 (APP):An APP Feature Varied and intense climate change patterns can cause irregular devastating events in the country including floods, heat-waves, droughts, deforestation, storms, de-gradation of air quality and worsening situation of food.
Experts believe that all these changes can cause various complex diseases. Extreme weather conditions like rising temperatures, sudden heat-waves and irregular pattern of rains are main factors behind spread of such diseases, they say.
The major socio-communal areas being affected by climate change include human health, civic services, water-related infrastructure and hydropower generation. These special conditions have created a global inter-dependence, which has imbalanced the nexus among the factors including water, food and energy supplies to the communities around the globe.
Talking to APP, Punjab Environment Protection Department (PEPD) Deputy Director Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Lodhi said that in Pakistan, increasing hot climate, changing patterns of snowmelt, rise in sea level and precipitation are exerting enormous impact on natural resources.
Misbah said that global warming and climate change issues were causing fast glacial melting in Pakistan’s Northern areas which, he added, could cause a 60 per cent shortage in water, affecting energy and........

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