Bummer: “Knowledge regarding climate change in Pakistan appalling”

Taking 1st World Problems and exporting them to 3rd world sh*tholes developing countries. This is from the Express Tribune, a part of the International NY Times

LAHORE: Experts, academics, government officials and civil society activists discussed Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change on the second day of Pakistan sey Paris. The two major areas of concern discussed were the impact of climate change on the agriculture sector and water scarcity.

“Earlier, the optimal season for growing wheat used to be October. Now it has crossed mid-November,” University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Vice Chancellor Iqrar Ahmed Khan observed while discussing the impact of changing weather patterns. Khan said two major changes had impacted crops’ growth cycle.  He said these were a rise in temperature and the erratic behaviour of precipitation.

Obviously, before Mankind started using fossil fuels and air conditioning, the climate was completely and utterly stable. Here’s the money quote

“The level of existing knowledge about climate change in Pakistan is appalling,” United Nations Development Programme Country Director Marc-Andre Franche said. Franche said while the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the Northern Areas was a great initiative, it would also increase truck movement that would lead to environmental degradation. He stressed the need to maintain a balance between development and the environment saying, “When it comes to developmental choices, Pakistan is still making choices of the ’50s and ’60s while the world happens to be in 2015,” Franche said.

Climate change is one of the last things Pakistan needs to be worrying about, what with all the issues such as the 26th highest infant mortality rate, high infant underweight rate, high poverty rate, high infectious disease rate, low education rate, high use of drugs, having drugs being trafficked through the country, low education rate for girls, treating women like chattel, human trafficking, and many others. Plus that whole Islamic terrorism thing.

He stressed the need to promote climate literacy saying it was not restricted to having more experts on the issue but also about enlightening government officials across the board. He said it was important to have officials who could think green when making decisions irrespective of their area of expertise.

Right. That’s what Pakistani governmental officials really need to worry about.


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6 Responses to “Bummer: “Knowledge regarding climate change in Pakistan appalling””

  1. JGlanton says:

    That’s a very easy problem to solve. Simply inform the Pakistani men that Climate Change is a Western scheme to sterilize muslim men. The stabbing and shooting of cars will commence immediately. Then they will be reminded that the Sun worships Allah and He controls the Sun, and the He can make it rise in either the West or the East so that the Muslim can receive all of the Sun’s warmth while the kuffar will freeze, and the entire nation of Pakistan will Go Solar.

    “I walked hand in hand with the Prophet when
    the sun was about to set. We did not stop looking at it. The Prophet
    asked, ‘Do you know where the sun goes at sunset.’ I replied, ‘Allah
    and His Apostle know better.’ He said, ‘It travels until it falls down
    and prostrates Itself underneath the Throne. The angels who are in
    charge of the sun prostrate themselves, also. The sun asks
    permission to rise again. It is permitted. Then it will prostrate itself
    again but this prostration will not be accepted. The sun then says,
    “My Lord, where do You command me to rise, from where I set or
    from where I rose?”

  2. Jeffery says:

    Global warming will make most things worse, especially for less advanced nations, such as Pakistan, the only Muslim majority nation with nuclear weapons. It seems unwise to ignore the further destabilization.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Whoever utters the name of _____ must be put to death. The whole community must stone him, whether alien or native. If he utters the name, he must be put to death.</blockquote>

    The so-called holy book of these people is filled with this threatening nonsense.

  4. jl says:

    You have absolutely no proof “global warming will make most things worse, especially for less advanced nations.” That’s an assertion based on zero facts. You are right about the less advanced nations, though, but it’s the fix that’ll make things worse not the non-existent warming.

  5. Jeffery says:

    How will drought, floods, and famine not negatively impact Pakistan?

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