ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is among South Asian countries that are at high risk of being hit by intense heat by the end of this century that will ultimately make human survival difficult in the region.
A study based on computer simulations by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made startling revelations about the impact of climate change on South Asian countries by 2100, which includes Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
“If climate change continues at its current pace, deadly heat waves beginning in the next few decades will strike parts of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh… heat waves across South Asia in the summer of 2015 killed an estimated 3,500 people and similar events will become more frequent and intense,” according to the international researchers.
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While commenting on the research, experts told The Express Tribune that Pakistan is already among 10 countries most affected by climate change and every year …