Climate Change is causing our glaciers to melt at a very fast pace. It is predicted that 36% of Pakistan’s Glaciers will disappear by the end of this century. According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, USA, 36% of Pakistan’s glaciers will melt by 2100.
These remarks were made at an interactive public awareness seminar planned by the Department of Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Ziauddin University, named “Global Warming to Global Warning – A Social Justice Seminar on Climate Change”.
The main theme of the event was to give awareness about climate change and its impact. Social activist and journalist Afia Salam, Coordinator for Climate Change Pledge for University of York Law School UK, Stephen Levitt, advocate Ali Lakhani, and lecturer Ziauddin University Eric Sharoon Shahzar gave presentations and motivational speeches regarding the topic.
Experts said, “By 2050, we shall expect droughts. As half of Balochistan is already gripped by drought and Pakistan’s population is already expected to be the 4th largest by 2030, food insecurity would also be at its peak. By now six out of 10 people are already food insecure In Pakistan.
Adding, “In Sindh, 90 percent of water is already arsenic, whereas in Punjab’s groundwater is declining at startling rates. Biggest signs of acceleration to climate are rising above sea levels, heatwaves, wildfires, floods and disappearing of glaciers.”