Pakistan has lost 9,989 lives and has suffered economic losses worth ________ from 1998 to 2018 as per the Global Climate Risk Index report 2020
A. $1.8 billion
B. $2.8 billion
C. $3.8 billion
D. $4.8 billion
Pakistan Destruction due to Climate Change from 1998 to 2018
Pakistan has lost 9,989 lives and has suffered economic losses worth $3.8 billion from 1998 to 2018.
According to the report, Pakistan lost 9,989 lives, suffered economic losses worth $3.8 billion and witnessed 152 extreme weather events from 1999 to 2018 and based on this data, the think-tank has concluded that Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change is increasing.
The Global Climate Risk Index has placed Pakistan on the fifth spot on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change in its annual report for 2020, which was released by the think-tank Germanwatch.
Pakistan Flood Destruction in 2022
According to National Disaster Management Authority, these floods have wrought destruction of epic proportions. In addition to over 1,500 deaths, more than 33 million people — including 11m children — have been severely impacted. More than 375 bridges and almost 13,000 kilometres of roads have been washed away. Over 1.9m homes have been damaged, while 2.8m hectares (around 7m acres) of agricultural land in Sindh is submerged. At the same time, the floods have caused massive damage to livestock that serves as a primary asset for poor people, as almost a million animals have perished in the deluge. | DETAILS
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