Open your eyes, the weather is changing

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While in the universities of Pakistan it is not seen as a topic of discussion…despite the fact that Pakistani intellectuals are drowning in the quagmire of politics…But we have to take this volcano of seasons seriously, if not thousands of people will lose their lives

By Hina Baloch

The world of communication is in the hands of those who have neither the taste nor the ability to talk about serious and real subjects. The scourge of illiteracy has taken hold of society. The superficiality and frivolity of the national narrative that is set up on television screens at night is beginning to scare us. The world is screaming and telling us that you are on the verge of environmental catastrophe. Until the evening it counted how many thousands of people attended the meeting of which leader of the revolution. The same is true with social networks. The poverty of the subjects has become a nightmare.

Pakistan is an agricultural country but totally spared from environmental disasters. From street cars to parliament, the question is not in discussion: what is meant by a rise in temperature? The rapid drop in groundwater levels is alarming. A few years ago water was available at 70 or 80 feet in Islamabad, but now if you drill three to four hundred feet deep there is barely enough water available for an engine to operate for five to ten minutes. If the weather conditions remain the same, then after five to ten years, if there is groundwater at a depth of six to seven hundred feet, it will be spoils.

Islamabad is the capital but the water crisis has swallowed it up. A tanker now costs Rs 2,000. But the question is that even these tankers draw water from wells. If the groundwater level continues to drop like this, where are the tankers going to get the water? With the exception of a sector and a half, the whole city suffers from this problem, but see for yourself that it is not the subject of any celebration in the city. Everyone is having fun.

This crisis is not just about Islamabad, but the whole country. It’s just that someone’s turn comes today, someone’s turn will come tomorrow. When there is no more water for crops and food security problems arise, then we will know what to do with those who sit on the volcano and play armpits. arrived.

Forests are cut down, temperatures are rising, sea levels are rising (meaning Karachi is in danger), glaciers are melting, and the risk of flooding is increasing. The Hassanabad bridge was destroyed. Many houses were affected. The strategic importance of the bridge itself was that it connected China and Pakistan. This is a different question than the strategic importance of the bridge, but we are still unable to understand the seriousness of the environmental challenge. Newspapers, TV channels, social media, press conference, public meetings. Let me know if there have been any discussions about this.

The rivers of Margalla also become foreign. Just a few years ago, the Dara Jangal River was flowing in Sawan Bhadas in such a way that it continued flowing from Joban for four months. It’s been dry for two years now. Summer does not rain in such a way that the river flows. The Ramli River flows but nominally. When the sewers from the covered sectors get mixed into these rivers, then the rivers will probably get angry like that. Now it seems the natural system has gotten mad at us. cry

We do not have much time. If the seriousness of environmental challenges is not understood, then a huge and terrible crisis is about to knock on our door.

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