Germanwatch, a climate and development organisation, has ranked Pakistan at the top of a list of countries hit worst by weather extremes in 2010, reports The Express Tribune. It was announced during an address at the Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa.
"[The index] recognises the now indisputable fact that Pakistan faces climate impacts which are not only happening in real time but in a widely diverse pattern – ranging from extreme events such as cyclones, glacial melting and floods as well as indirect impacts such as droughts, shifting cropping patterns and climate-induced migrants," said Sven Harmeling, author of the index and team leader of International Climate Policy at Germanwatch. "The current inadequate promises of the world’s governments to fight climate change will push our limits of preparing for disasters and adaptation," he added.
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