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Recurring disasters

THE recent disaster on Shisper Glacier in Hunza Valley should not have come as a shock to the Disaster Management Authority in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Rising temperature and accelerated melting go hand in…

Climate change crisis and global response

The existential threat of climate change is unfolding fast, and the window of limiting average global temperatures below 1.5C — to avoid any permanent natured changes to climate, something which…

Imperiled planet

It’s a tragic truth that some people are willing to inflict unfathomable suffering and death for the sake of power and wealth. From Russia’s aggression in Ukraine to the push…

Climate risks

For the first time, there is high confidence among scientists that the impacts of climate change are increasingly driving displacement in all regions of the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on…

Cause of war

“Never let a good crisis go to waste”, is a quote often misattributed to Winston Churchill. It could also be the motto of the fossil fuel industry. The day before…

Climate reparations

A brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future”. That’s the sobering assessment made by scientists on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which earlier…

Awash in chemicals

Man-made chemicals have exceeded the limits of safety for the planet. This statement comes from the first-ever major scientific warning based upon a study of the dangers posed by the…