Karachi ‘most vulnerable’ to climate change

Worldwatch Institute has included Karachi in the ‘most vulnerable’ list of 21 cities (out of the 33 mega-cities) that faces the direct and indirect effects of climate change and rising sea levels.

The rush to claim and develop land in various beach and creek front areas of Karachi and adjoining cities by international builders and developers (and the Bundal and Buddo Islands), when seen in conjunction with the expected climate change problems in the coming years present a risky proposition. But let us hope the developers and the architects have taken all this into account.

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2 Comments so far

  1. IUnknown (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

    lets hope the govt. take control of them


  2. Yawar Herekar (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 7:57 am

    Climate change is the topic of the century. If we Karachiites don’t take notice of the fact, it might be too late.
    The government needs to work on this. Climate change is something that will not only affect Karachi but Pakistan and the rest of the world as well.
    We Pakistanis need to come together and save our city from destruction, by ourselves.
    If you can read this blog and comments, you are one of the privileged few. We are the ones who have to bring about the change



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