Climate change likely worsened Pakistan floods, says study


People displaced by floods find temporary shelter in a railway station in Larkana, Sindh province, Pakistan, on September 13, 2022. Climate change is believed to have contributed to the deadly floods that submerged parts of Pakistan in recent weeks. – EPA pic, September 16, 2022.

HUMAN-CAUSED climate change likely contributed to the deadly floods that submerged parts of Pakistan in recent weeks, according to a rapid analysis yesterday looking at how much global heating was to blame.

An international team of climate scientists at the World Weather Attribution group said that rainfall in the worst-hit regions had increased as much as 75% in recent decades and concluded that manmade activity likely boosted record levels of August precipitation in Sindh and Balochistan provinces. 


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