WASHINGTON: “The Upcoming Scenes out of Pakistan is heartbreaking,” said head of US Senate panel on South Asia as US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan assured Islamabad that Washington “will continue to support Pakistan during this tragic time.”
Statements issued by their offices on Thursday then media warnings that Pakistan facing a flood of “Biblical proportions” and international community should not leave the country to parry for myself in a business with it is an “unprecedented disaster”.
At the UN headquarters in This was announced by the Ambassador of Pakistan to New York, Munir Akram. international community that “Pakistan’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions are negligible, but facing most deadly consequences of in changes caused these emissions.
“Today it is Pakistan, tomorrow it may be another country,” he said. in a series of interview various media the shops. “We all need play in solidarity and find collective ways of how to eliminate this existential threat.”
Pakistan contributes less than 1 percent of in the world greenhouse gas emissions, however, it experiences some of its most severe consequences.
Pakistani Ambassador to the US Masood Khan is in Washington. also highlighted this point. “Floods are associated with global warming and exceed past events,” Ambassador Khan said, quoting climate experts.
Report AxiosUSA media output, noted that “an estimated 1 million homes destroyed in the floods were busy people who had a very low carbon footprint compared to the average American or European citizen.”
Councilor Sullivan also acknowledged that Pakistan is “experiencing the devastating effects of of floods” and secretary of State Anthony Blinken assured Islamabad that the US will continue to provide “critical humanitarian aid like food, safe water and shelter.”
“We stand with Pakistan in during this difficult time,” Mr. Blinken said. in his second statement on floods this week.
Earlier this week, the Biden administration announced $30 million in rescue humanitarian aid to Pakistan a few days after the release of about a million dollars in immediate help.
Senator Chris Murphy, Chairman of U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Foreign Relations on South Asia noted that “the harsh monsoon season this year brought unprecedented flooding and consequently devastating losses.” in Pakistan.
“Too often those who least of all responsible and have the least resources face greatest influence of climate crisis,” he said.
“I will continue to monitor this crisis and encourage the administration to continue to provide assistance ensure in people of pakistan get support They need”, Senator Murphy added.
Andrew Friedman, climate and energy reporter for Axiosnoted that “the scale and severity of this is event stun with in area as well as population overweight casualty of there was a catastrophic flood in 2010, which cost about 10 billion dollars.”
Citing recent climate studies, the report warns that “back-to-back extreme weather events because of the personcaused global warming” can follow like “Pakistan is Exhibit A” what’s to come.
Published in Dawn, September 2, 2022