Master of Science in Journalism
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Hammad Sarfraz, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism
Abstract / Summary
Climate change has become a matter of recent debate for much of the world. According to a report published by a German watch, a non-governmental organization, in 2019, Pakistan among the five countries at severe risk of climate change disasters.
During the last two decades, Pakistan saw more than 141 extreme climatic catastrophes. Only in 2016, more than 566 people died due to these conditions.
A report published by Asian Development Bank in 2017 indicates Pakistan’s climate change profile. It states that more than 1,600 people have lost their lives in the super flood of 2010 alone. A loss of worth around $10 billion was caused to the economy and the total affected area was 38,600 sq.km.
According to a report, ‘Long-Term Climate Risk Index’ by the German watch in 2018, Pakistan stands as the 7th most-affected country impacted by weather-related events, as the annual death averages due to climate change show a toll of more than 523 casualties per year and an annual economic loss of $3 million.
Despite all of the above-mentioned facts, the fishermen community who are on the frontline of it seems unfamiliar with the phenomenon.
Aslam Khan, M. H. (2019). On the frontlines - the fishermen of Ibrahim Hyderi (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-msj/15
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