Global Warming Alert
PESHAWAR, May 20 (APP)
Earlier characterized as a remote threat, the effects of global warming have started emerging in Pakistan with summers becoming hotter and winters chillier, making it unbearable for human beings to adapt themselves to the sharply swinging mercury. In some areas of NWFP an unprecedented freezing cold weather was recorded this year that crippled life and its routine activities. The meteorologists' have predicted record hot weather this year which would enhance chances of health related problems apart from increasing shortages of food and water. Moreover, due to the changing global weather, the risk of heavy floods would increase that would inundate low lying areas. The world renowned meteorologists maintain that the lives of high number of people are at great risk due to the rapidly altering weather. According to the research of Psychology experts, the rising suicide ratio in the society is also caused by the altering atmosphere which is one of the major factors leading to the behavioral change in people. Likewise, meteorologists and weather experts have forewarned of acute dearth of food and water by the year 2020 and have said that 2007 would be the hottest year after 1850 when the recording of temperatures was started.
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...