Pakistan’s Cataclysmic Flood | Climate Denial Crock of the Week

This kind of disaster has the power to shake governments and societies to their foundation.Worth thinking about when you consider that 15 percent of Pakistan’s population is now homeless, they have a shaky, coup-prone government, a strong faction of radical Islamic sentiment, and nuclear arms.

There’s no doubt that this is what happens when you heat an atmosphere: warm air holds more water vapor than cold; in Sindh province, where some of the worst flooding is taking place, rainfall is nearly five times the average. Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s climate change minister, called the flooding a “climate-induced humanitarian disaster” of “epic proportions.” According to Bloomberg

Millions of acres of farmland, including part of the prized cotton crop, have been destroyed in a country where the agricultural sector accounts for about a quarter of the economy.

Pakistan’s Cataclysmic Flood | Climate Denial Crock of the Week