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Flood disasters, climate change, global warming

From the month of July 2022, monsoon rains started in the north-western regions of Pakistan. But the rain intensified, most of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan were severely affected, then the rain started in these regions as well as in Sindh. Made. It is said that so far more than three and a half crore people have been affected by these dangerous rains and flood rails.

Around fifteen hundred people died. Thousands were injured, more than one and a half hundred bridges were broken, three and a half thousand kilometers of roads were washed away, more than forty dams were cracked. Crops standing on nearly two million acres of land were destroyed. Hundreds of villages were submerged in floods. Thus, three and a half million people are suffering from hunger and thirst due to flood disasters, medicine is not available for thousands of sick children and adults. Farmers are suffering that after crops are destroyed, five to six feet of soil is standing on their land, which is harmful for sowing future crops. In other words, one-third of the country’s population is suffering from severe problems and suffering.

On August 22, the government imposed a national emergency, then the United Nations issued a global appeal to the humanitarian organization that the world should help Pakistan in this difficult time.

It is reported that Pakistan has to bear a loss of 24 crore dollars annually due to environmental problems and climate change. A backward country like Pakistan incurs such a huge annual loss is out of its reach. Moreover, the wheat and rice stored in the government warehouses have also been destroyed due to waterlogging, in such a situation, not only the flood-affected areas, but also the whole country, there is a danger of severe food shortage.

Developed countries are more responsible for climate change in the world, large industrial enterprises and polluters are responsible for the environment. In such a situation, the government’s position is correct that big countries should do more damage and poor countries should be punished for their actions. It can be estimated that in the poor country where more than ten thousand schools have been destroyed, according to the Ministry of Health, thousands of children, women and men are suffering from various stomach diseases and thousands of injured people need medical assistance. There is a scene of doomsday in the flooded areas. The government is repeatedly appealing to the philanthropists of the country to generously help the flood victims.

Some news also surfaced that some councilors and people in the flood affected areas have started storing relief supplies in their secret places. It is not surprising to read such depressing news because there are more insensitive and selfish people who only think about themselves. came to Islamabad for the help of the wonderful experiences she had here, which she has mentioned after going to America, that she started getting invitations from all sides. I have come to do

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But the then prime minister insisted that he wanted to meet my family, so Angela Jolie went to the prime minister’s house for a few minutes. According to him, he was shocked that 30 to 40 kinds of dishes were decorated on the table and about a hundred people had eaten. She said that on one side there is a crowd of people craving for one bite and one sip of water and here the Prime Minister House is just arranged for me.

Sorry to say that the thinking of the elite of our country is purely feudal and tribal. Tribal chieftains are very abusive towards the people of the tribe. He himself cannot wear shoes and hats, cannot teach children. A girl cannot be married without the consent of the chief. Elites are mostly uneducated or have showy credentials. If this wealthy class wants to, they can go ahead and help the flood victims, but unfortunately, this is not the case in their nature.

In addition to the appeal of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the United Nations Humanitarian Organization, some other important figures have also appealed to Pakistan to provide aid and help the flood victims immediately. Some international non-governmental organizations are also coming forward to participate in this effort. There have been statements by some political figures that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should come forward to help on this occasion. Some Pakistanis do not agree with this opinion, arguing that even if India wants to help, help should not be taken from it.

However, this is a political issue and will continue. In India, there were floods in eastern Punjab, Assam and northern areas, but the Indian government controlled the situation on its own, thus the recent heat wave in China caused significant damage. Grid stations were closed, roads were deserted, water shortages plagued millions of people, but China took control of the situation on its own. Global warming has created serious problems in a cold country like Canada.

Pakistan has the potential strength and capacity to deal with natural calamities. Everyone is aware of the fact that bribery, corruption and two-digit business are on the rise in the country. Hundreds of Pakistanis have accounts in UK, USA, UAE and all black money is deposited in these countries. Apart from this, drug money is also a big part of the referral business of crores of rupees every day. Black money referral traders have invested billions of dollars in Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, Rome etc. If these people show a little patriotism, the country can be largely self-sufficient in dealing with natural calamities and can get rid of swings every time.

The irony is that most of the countries of the world have fully realized the corrupt, greedy and selfish tools of Pakistan. The United Nations humanitarian agency has stated in its recent assessment report that around 1500 people have been killed, more than 13 thousand seriously injured, 18 lakh houses have been destroyed, millions of cubic feet of water has entered Sindh and the rains are continuing. But the situation in Balochistan is very dangerous. The entire province is submerged in deep water. All the roads are washed away, there is no way out. The province is completely cut off from the rest of the country, electricity, water supply is stopped, many gas lines have been blown. Gas supply is completely shut off.

The United Nations World Health Organization has issued an appeal to urgently provide medical facilities to 40 million people. According to an assessment, more than 14 lakh acres of agricultural land has been severely affected by the flood and is submerged in water. Landslides are also causing great damage.

The United Nations humanitarian agencies and the World Food Organization are doing their best to help in every way possible, but some officials say that less is more. Wider areas are affected. A bottle of water is being sold for 200 to 400 but people do not have money to buy water for this robbery.

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Some VVIPs and philanthropists are doing exhibition work and doing photo sessions. It is a bitter truth that for any event, high officials, politicians and other personalities accompany the photographer. These are signs of low self-esteem and inferiority complex. Most of the aristocracy also like to spend time in obsolete pursuits in their circle.

Human service, human welfare, public issues are limited to mere slogans in rallies. There is no training component in our educational curriculum, especially in school curriculum. Children memorize exams and then forget everything.

In America and Europe, children are taught morals, health, sports and essential information in schools. Unfortunately, almost all our sectors are suffering from degradation, but the education sector is the worst. Appointment of teachers on fake credentials, children’s habit of copying, tendency to copy, lack of interest in books, our lives are passing in these conditions. In such a situation, we rely only on prayers to deal with natural calamities and do not have the courage to actually do anything.

After the flood disasters of 2010, it was the responsibility of both the government and the people to take some steps to remedy such natural calamities.

It should be clear that this should not happen, but who can avoid natural disasters. Global warming and climate change is a reality and scientists and environmentalists around the world have been warning since the seventies that the natural environment is being severely affected by the continuous increase in pollution in the world and urgent measures should be taken to remedy it. Did not pay much attention to this.

These days, in order to control pollution in Europe, America and other countries, the campaign to reduce the use of natural coal and to use it to generate electricity is gaining momentum and instead of this, it is being emphasized to build a nuclear power plant.

But the concern of Europe and America about the nuclear plant located in Ukraine is increasing that Russian soldiers are attacking there, shooting and explosions are happening around the plant. Seeing this dangerous and alarming situation, most of the experts and volunteers of the United Nations have made their camp near the nuclear power plant of Ukraine. Russian soldiers have attacked the nuclear plant twice, which has spread anxiety and concern in the world that if the plant is damaged, it will release radiation rays that will prove to be very dangerous for the world, especially Europe and the surrounding regions. Such anti-humanity, obstinacy and demonstrations of power for security can be extremely worrying for the survival and security of the entire humanity. Regarding the recent terrible rains and floods in Pakistan, Prime Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif correctly said in his statement that floods or other natural disasters. It is the result of human failings and human actions.

In ancient times, there were big floods in Egypt’s well-known Nile River every year, which caused great suffering to the Egyptians in neighboring countries. Two wars were fought between Britain and France over the Suez Canal issue. Russia built the world’s largest earthen dam in friendship with Egypt. Since then, the floodwaters of the Nile River have been collected in the Aswan Dam.

Some time ago, there was a lot of noise regarding the construction of Kala Bagh Dam. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had serious reservations about the construction site of this dam, so the Kalabagh Dam project remained limited to papers. It would have been good if our planners had built a few small dams, the people would have been relieved from the torment and suffering of floods.

After the recent terrible and devastating floods, planners may come to their senses.

Brisbel Tazkira A news or rumor is also flying that the area of North-Eastern Punjab, including five rivers, remained somewhat safe from the recent shocks and flows of the flood relay, while the rest of Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh, northern areas and entire Balochistan were submerged in floods. Experts can inform the truth. After assessing the damage caused by the flood, he said that to bring life back to normal in the flooded areas, all the infrastructure has to be built anew. Millions of houses, thousands of schools, hundreds of hospitals and medical centers have to be built.

Billions of dollars will be spent to deal with all these problems, time will be required till then where will these miserable people go. The series of natural disasters is increasing. Last week, South Korea was surrounded by terrible floods after heavy stormy rains. Hundreds of cars, other goods were swept away in the floods. Emergency has been imposed in the country for four days and educational institutions have been closed. In this way, stormy rains and floods have also come in the South American countries of Ecuador and Chile.

Geographically, when it is winter in the northern part of the earth, the weather is hot in the southern part of the earth. In California and the southern regions of Australia, where there are dense forests, forest fires broke out, while in California there were two forest fires. Billions of dollars were lost.

American scientist Mark Foster says that now humans have to prepare to live with climate disasters. Seasonal changes and gradual increase in temperature are becoming a part of our lives.

Taking into account the country’s conditions, due to flood disasters, there can be terrible effects on politics, economy, society and social structures, which is being feared. Some people like China and the Organization of Islamic Countries

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At the historic conference called COB-26, the head of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that “we are digging our own graves by harming the planet”. Not even a year has passed since the holding of this conference that a series of tragedies have occurred around the world in the form of climate change, forest fires, floods and glacier melting in the form of untimely and excessive rains.

According to environmentalists and meteorologists, floods are the biggest natural disasters. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), melting glaciers due to heavy monsoon rains and global warming are causing major floods in Pakistan, while glacier melting lakes in Gilgit, Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Due to the eruption, the floods have increased to dangerous levels.

There is a need to consider it as a global problem instead of limiting it to a country or region and take precautionary measures across the planet, thus helping climate change prone regions to overcome disasters. Pakistan is among the ten countries in the world that suffer from environmental pollution and global warming. There is no doubt that due to global climate change and increasing pollution, such gases are being produced which has created a global environmental problem.

It is also important that our region is the most affected by environmental pollution and climate change. The developed countries of the world, including the United Nations, also agree that due to climate change, the rains in Pakistan this year have been heavy and heavy. Although the effects of climate change is an international process, have we taken any steps to protect our country and people from the effects of this change?

Of course, the answer is no. However, the international environmental organizations had sounded the alarm about 15 years ago and made it clear that if attention is not paid to climate change and climate effects, between 2020 and 25, Pakistan will be among the ten countries in the world with severe climate change. Climatic and environmental changes will occur. But we never heard that bell.

Last week, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres visited Pakistan. He visited the National Flood Response Coordination Center along with Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. On this occasion, he said that we are living in the era of natural disasters due to climate change. Pakistan has no part in the effects of climate change, but the extent to which Pakistan has been affected by climate change is unparalleled in the world. We all have to play our part to stop these changes. The steps taken by Pakistan to prevent climate change are recognized by the international community.

There are also many expectations that help will definitely be received from here. But watch what happens. Rather than looking to others and relying on ourselves, it is better to start helping our brothers by relying on ourselves.

It is also our national duty that people who are ignoring global warming and climate change are actually turning a blind eye to the facts if we change our lifestyle to reduce the number of cars. Reduce the use of electricity, gas and almost eliminate the use of natural coal. If the use of oil is moderated, pollution can be reduced. This may reduce the intensity of the earth and air and the horrors of climate change will also be reduced to a great extent due to the lower temperature, but it does not seem possible that man cannot control his weaknesses but rather increase his desires. Is.

Environmental experts say that even if humans reduce the temperature by one and a half to two degrees, the situation can improve. But the alarming thing is that the temperature is increasing gradually. The series of climate changes is gaining momentum.

Scientists claim that by the year 2050, the shape of the earth will change further, weather conditions will dominate human lives. Epidemics will increase. Drinking water, food will be further reduced and oxygen cylinders will be forced to be carried. If the rate of pollution and global warming continue at the same rate.

Last year, the global think tank “German Watch” said in a report that after the Philippines and Haiti, Pakistan could become the most and permanently affected country due to weather conditions in the world. On the other hand, in November 2021, in a two-day global conference on the environment in Glasgow, Scotland, 120 countries pledged serious efforts to stop deforestation and save the world from carbon destruction.

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Antonio Guterres further said that Pakistan is facing a natural disaster like floods due to climate change, there is a loss of 30 billion dollars, and huge aid is needed to get out of this situation. The international community should fully cooperate with Pakistan to help the flood victims. Pakistan is facing this situation today, tomorrow any other country may also be affected by climate change.

It is very gratifying that the international community has come forward to cooperate with Pakistan in this difficult time. The visit of the Secretary General of the United Nations will prove to be very effective for Pakistan. There is no doubt that Pakistan has been badly affected by the recent floods. The economy, already in crisis, was further damaged after the flood. It is hoped that the help of global partners will be crucial in the rehabilitation of the flood victims. But what to do about the environment, which is getting worse with every passing time. Currently, the United States is responsible for 25 percent of the world’s total environmental pollution. It is also the largest consumer of oil, gas and coal and also exports to other countries.

The United States also has the world’s largest industrial factories, heavy machinery and oil-refining chemical factories, but it is not ready to be part of the global campaign against environmental threats. Today, the Secretary General of the United Nations, is repeating the same words that Pakistan and other developing countries are suffering from the big conventional fuel consuming countries. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has appealed to the international community to invest in alternative energy sources and end the war on nature. He has appealed to the higher community to come forward and help Pakistan.

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