Scary report from United Nations and World Bank

To the New York Times : “Annual monetary losses for natural disasters are expected to rise to $185 billion worldwide by the end of the century, even without factoring in the anticipated negative impacts of climate change.” ” With climate change included, the global annual losses could increase by anywhere from $28 billion to $68… Continue reading Scary report from United Nations and World Bank

An awful situation in Pakistan

It seems that Pakistan is a victim of what I called global weirding earlier this month. Indeed, to the Financial Times the country is suffering from both massive floods and dramatic droughts. To many news sources up to 20 million people have been affected by the floods. To the local government quoted by the United… Continue reading An awful situation in Pakistan

Global weirding, or the climate gone crazy

I heard that term before as extreme events are unfolding. But two contributors of the Huffington Post believe that what we are witnessing this summer – fires in Russia, floods in Pakistan, heat waves in America – is a sign of global weirding. And they make quite a point as in a few weeks, so… Continue reading Global weirding, or the climate gone crazy

Asian nations working on reforestation

India is known for planting thousands of trees in single days but it seems that Pakistan is also working on massive afforestation projects as it planted no less than 541,176 trees in 24 hours. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is ready to invest billions in environmental protection and received $19 million from Germany and the United States for… Continue reading Asian nations working on reforestation

Water scarcity in South Asia

The latest UNEP publication is stressing the importance of water issues in South Asia (from Iran to India and Bangladesh), a region accounting for a fourth of human population but only a twentieth of the planet’s freshwater resources. Among the main threats are over-exploitation, pollution, high population growth and the lack of cooperation between neighboring… Continue reading Water scarcity in South Asia