Many South Asian countries are at high risk of being hit by intense heat by the end of this century that will ultimately make human survival difficult in the region.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made a study based on computer simulations and discovered startling revelations about the impact of climate change on South Asian countries by 2100, which includes Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
According to the international researchers.
“If climate change continues at its current pace, deadly heat waves beginning in the next few decades will strike parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh… heat waves across South Asia in the summer of 2015 killed an estimated 3,500 people and similar events will become more frequent and intense.
The day is not too far when extreme weather due to climate change will have horrible impact on the economy, agriculture, water availability and human in this country. We did not even learn any lesson from the intense heat wave that hit Karachi in 2015 and claimed more than a thousand lives”.
Local researchers have projected that in the near future, it will be difficult to live in the region mainly due to extreme weather events that will also trigger worst water crisis.
According to WMO spokeswoman Claire Nullis the hottest place on Earth appears to be the town of Turbat in southwestern Pakistan, which reported a temperature of 54 degrees Celsius in May.
In every year the frequency and intensity of heat wave is increasing in Pakistan.
Under the impact of climate change, summer is extending, winter is squeezing and spring is vanishing.
He believed that major causes behind the worsening situation are rapid urbanisation, population growth and deforestation among others.