Climate change leaves Pakistan underwater

Despite being responsible for less than 1 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, Pakistan is among the countries worst affected by extreme weather events due to climate change. This summer, it was hit by torrential rains during what the UN chief called “a monsoon on steroids”. In just a few weeks, a third of Pakistan was submerged.  Some 1,700 people were killed and two million houses were destroyed. In total, 33 million people were affected by the flooding, or 1 in 7 inhabitants. FRANCE 24’s Shahzaib Wahlah and Sonia Ghezali report, with the collaboration of Sameer Mandhro.

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