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Climate Apartheid: How the Global North is Failing Pakistan

Climate Apartheid: How the Global North is Failing Pakistan

Pakistan is currently facing what top climate officials have classified as a “serious climate catastrophe.” Severe flooding on all four corners of the country has caused over one-half of Pakistani landmass to be submerged underwater. This ongoing flooding is the combined result of excessive rainfall and glacial melting, which began after a series of heatwaves earlier this year. Pakistan’s past week of rainfall alone has killed over 100 people as certain provinces received 600% more rain than usual. Yet since the beginning of this crisis in June, over 1000 people have died, and 33 million people have been displaced.

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