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Tipping point

One of the best-known features of the Amazon rainforest is that it is, well, wet. But increasingly researchers are wondering how much longer that will be true. About three decades…

Climate chaos

I am discouraged that Joe Biden may not have the knowledge or the courage to ride the climate centaur, or at least, slow down its destructive force. In the heat…

Rescuing the planet

As things stand, the world now faces two existential crises that threaten organized human life as we know it, and life in general on planet Earth. The first one stems…

The Fiasco at the HEC

One of the most commendable decisions Prime Minister Imran Khan made upon taking office was to eschew haste in trying to reverse everything his predecessors had done. Among the beneficiaries…

Risky growth

Through 2019, the last year for which data is available, greenhouse gas emissions and global GDP growth remained as highly correlated as they have been for the last half century.…

Climate crisis

A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a…

LNG business

LNG contains two forms of energy – one measured in terms of Calorific Value (CV), which is widely recognized, and the other known as cold energy, which also has value…

Price hike and nutrition

CLIMATE change is a threat multiplier for large-scale malnutrition and stunting in Pakistan. It is only now that the linkages between climate change and malnutrition have begun to become clearer,…

Any police reforms?

In January 2018, 27-year-old Naqeebullah Mehsud was murdered by the police in an ‘encounter’ in Karachi. The following year, on January 19, 2019, the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) murdered…

Climate change and Pakistan

Karachi, the city of lights, is the commercial hub and financial capital of Pakistan. Being the backbone of the Pakistan’s economy, it contributes about 25 percent to the country’s GDP…