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Heat Wave

A heat wave is an extended time interval of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather. It is an extended period of above normal warm temperatures sources: Florida Hazards Watch; WMO

Karachi’s heat wave a sign of future challenges to Pakistan’s fragile democracy

8 Jul 2015, ECSP

As with all disasters, Karachi’s heatwave that killed at least 1,200 Pakistanis is the product of a perfect storm of meteorological, political, and religious factors, writes Tim Kovach on New Security Beat. He concludes that the international community should actively work to make disaster response and climate adaptation efforts in Pakistan conflict sensitive...



Number of heat-wave occured (reported)

Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database

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