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Variation in Rain Pattern and Change in Climate of South Asia

Climate Change is alarming global issue but same time South Asia region is witnessing its worst impacts in from one decade. Tsunamis in Srilanka, Floods in Pakistan and Bangladesh and drought in some parts of India are the facts of this climate crisis. Whole South Asia region in tropical atmosphere so Pakistan, India and other countries are witnessing the late monsoon rains these days. Due to impacts of extreme weather, the rain pattern changed in this region.

 It was a time when environment and its pollution had been subject for some related field experts but now this subject is going towards every aspect of living. Though it could be proved that climate Change is main hurdle in development, Poverty is caused by climate change and even the most diseases are climate change borne. Even impacts of Climate Change made thousands of children deprived from education as their school buildings are swept away by floods or they displaced by disasters like flood, drought and earthquake or Tsunami. World is going to adapt the measures to cope with climate change impacts and the rich nations leaders having many wrinkles on their foreheads and they are very anxious for explore some salvation of this alarming problem.

  The recent floods in Pakistan are the kind of disaster that climatologist had predicted would accompany global climate change. Flood in Pakistan and fire in Russia the climatologists are amazed to see the impacts of climate change very soon. Most climatologists also cautioning that world will see the more dire effects of global warming. They include the record heat wave and wildfires in the Russian Federation, monsoonal flooding in Pakistan, rain-induced landslides in China, and calving of a large iceberg from the Greenland ice sheet are dire impacts of climate change. In its 2007 report, the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body created by the UN, concluded that “it is very likely that hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation events will continue to become more frequent.” IPCC chief R.K. Pachauri told that “the floods of the kind that hit Pakistan may become more frequent and more intense in the future in this and other parts of the world” .In Pakistan the government is not taking this issue like climate change or global warming in scientific way but it is fact that most disasters are going on or coming on as the impacts of climate change and climatologists are forecasting more dire consequences .Apparently the ratio of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850. Global surface temperature has increased ≈0.2°C per decade in the past 30 years, similar to the warming rate predicted in the 1980s in initial global climate model simulations with transient greenhouse gas changes. Experts are forecasting 1.4°C to 5.8 °C increase in next 5 decades.

Since last decade the drought and now flood in Indus river is seems the impact of climate change, not only it but climatologists declares that the next 50 years Indus river will face the same like floods because Himalayan glaciers are melting. The Himalayas hold the planet's largest body of ice outside the polar caps - an estimated 12,000 cubic kilometers of water. They feed many of the world's great rivers - the Ganges, the Indus, the Brahmaputra - on which hundreds of millions of people depended. "There's the possibility that if we don't do something about stabilizing the earth's climate then these glaciers could easily vanish in the next few decades," said RK Pachauri, the Nobel Prize-winning Indian scientist who heads the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In January 2009 a climate change conference was held in Islamabad in which Mr. RK Pachauri predicted that Pakistan will face flood due to climate change soon therefore of that flood millions peoples will displaced, food crisis will affect the population and now everything is happening in Pakistan .So here is point to ponder that how we could be meet the predicting alarming situation. I think it is very positive sign by this government that the separate ministry for Climate Change established. It seems some seriousness towards this issue but it need the real work and planning not usual or ordinary government actions. Government should step ahead in this regard and chalk out the future sustainable plan to meet the climate change impacts which will just coming in this monsoon. Likewise Pakistan should step towards the whole climate change situation which is now a beyond affect our whole ecology. Sustainable development is now only possible when adaptation and mitigation measures will take to face the Climate Change consequences. Also if the pre- cautionary measures would not be taken to face the ongoing and coming climate change impacts than country could not reach any MDGs.

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