Environmental Blog

Liverpool City Region Year of Environment 2019

In January 2019, the Liverpool City Region declared 2019 as the official Year of the Environment, the City Region’s contribution to the national Year of Green Action. This is a cross-agency programme and entails a year of activities, which will engage communities with nature, reducing waste and improving health and […]

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December 12, 2018 Saima Baig Environment. climate change,ozone no responses

We fixed the ozone layer — can we fix the climate? UNFCCC COP 24

How humanity was able to control damage to the ozone layer and how we won’t be able to do this for climate change. Read

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Climate Change — 1.5 C is the least we need to do and it may not be enough

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impacts of global warming in South Korea, October 10, 2018. The Panel was requested to publish the Special Report by the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in its 21st session during which the Paris Agreement was […]

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Is climate change leading us to category 6?

It is quite likely that climate change is having an impact on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and typhoons. In the last couple of weeks, the world has seen two major storms: Hurricane Florence, which hit the east coast of the US and Typhoon Mangkhut that has devastated the […]

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July 12, 2018 Saima Baig Climate change,floods,Japan no responses

Climate change impacts: Floods in Japan

(Picture Kyodo News/ AP via BBC) The impacts of climate change are now manifesting on a regular basis. Recently, severe flooding in Japan wreaked devastation across Hiroshima and has killed almost 200 people, with 1.5 million people being displaced. And this, in a country that has some of the best […]

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June 22, 2018 Saima Baig Antarctic,Global warming,ice loss no responses

Ice Loss Speeding up in the Antarctic

Antarctic sea ice losses are speeding up and have in fact surpassed estimates. Last week scientists (who are part of the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise) announced that 3 trillion tonnes of ice was lost between 1992 – 2017. Annual ice loss has more than doubled in the Antarctic Peninsula […]

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Where Did The Water Go?

(Published in Dunya News) This growing water deficit is fast pushing Pakistan towards water poverty in the coming decades – a severe challenge for the government and policymakers. Without a sustainable and holistic water strategy and effective policymaking, a lot more cities and towns in the country will suffer the […]

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Climate change in the Muslim world

(Published in Muslim World Today) Muslim countries are in the front line of severe climate change impacts. A majority of them are developing nations relying on agriculture and fisheries; many already deal with situations of water stress and unsatisfactory sanitation facilities. The adverse effects of climate change are expected to […]

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Update on Climate Change: It’s already happening!

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) In Pakistan, we have already observed the effects of rising temperatures in 2015, when a drastic heat wave resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 people. Droughts and forest fires are also being observed at an increasing rate in many parts of the world, […]

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Zika virus: Despite being low risk, Pakistan cannot afford to be complacent

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) Asian countries such as Pakistan, while low risk for now, cannot afford to be complacent. More efforts need to be made to control this mosquito in order to curtail the spread of both Dengue and Zika. And more information needs to be provided to people […]

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