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The NHP Issue

The NHP issue

I was looking after the portfolio of ‘inter-provincial matters’, besides others, in the last interim government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was a sobering experience to learn how not to run…

New records

Around the world, atypical climate change grows increasingly threatening to all life on the planet, principally because of excessive carbon dioxide emissions. Paradoxically, this is happening on the heels of…

Twin Challenges

Twin challenges

As the elite descends on Davos for this year’s World Economic Forum, the world faces a twin crisis of rising inequality and climate disruption. Already this year Thailand has seen…

Creative Destruction

Creative destruction

According to the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), since 1970 60 percent of the mammals, birds, fish and reptiles on the planet have been driven to extinction. To the extent that…

Natural Disaster, Social Catastrophe

Natural disaster, social catastrophe

Pakistan’s economy is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Pakistan, in 2016, stood at the fifth highest in the list of countries facing climate risk, according to the…

The climate clock

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world…

Collapsing ecosystems

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently issued a report on the status of arthropods in rainforests. The report’s shocking analysis discovered a collapsing food web in tropical…

Carbon capture

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report lays out a rather grim set of observations, predictions and warnings. Perhaps the biggest takeaway? That the world cannot warm more…

Save the planet

Over decades we have all operated in our different spheres of life – whether as journalists, academics, politicians, campaigners and educators – to ring the alarm about the way planetary…

Nature’s Help

Nature’s help

In the midst of months of heat and wildfires and a fall full of hurricanes – phrases like ‘unprecedented’ and ‘record-breaking’ hardly cut it anymore – we’re forced to grapple…