Pakistan Flooding Videos Show Buildings Being Washed Away

Videos depicting the devastating impact of the deadly floods in Pakistan have surfaced, illustrating the destruction caused by the calamity.

Dubbed “the monster monsoon of the decade” by Pakistan’s climate change minister Sherry Rehman, the region has been hit with relentless rain. Since June, at least 982 people have lost their lives due to the floods, according to the National Disaster Management Authority.

Every day, the agency publishes a long list of individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of collapsed roofs, flash floods, and drowning incidents.

In a Twitter video, Rehman declared that Pakistan is facing a severe climate catastrophe and is at the forefront of extreme weather events. The country has experienced a continuous onslaught of heat waves, forest fires, flash floods, glacial lake outbursts, flood events, and now the monster monsoon of the decade.

This unprecedented deluge surpasses the 2010 “superflood” that affected 20 million people, overpowering Pakistan’s available resources. The nation’s leaders are calling for international assistance in their relief efforts.

One of the worst-hit regions, the province of Sindh, has requested 1 million tents for its displaced residents. However, there is a shortage of tents, leaving people seeking shelter in makeshift structures found in schools and mosques.

Streets are now filled with stagnant sewage water, which poses a significant risk of waterborne diseases.

Rehman emphasized that this clearly marks the climate crisis of the decade. Despite Pakistan emitting less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions, it is heavily affected by global warming, leading to the melting of its 7,000 glaciers and triggering glacial lake outbursts.

Extreme weather events, including droughts, heatwaves, and floods, are impacting regions worldwide this year.

In Africa, floods have devastated tens of thousands of individuals in Chad and Gambia. Additionally, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that nearly 4.6 million children in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia are in danger of severe malnutrition following a severe drought in the area.

In Europe, receding water levels caused by drought have unveiled underwater artifacts, and ancient Buddha statues have resurfaced after water levels dropped in China’s Yangtze River. Meanwhile, a day of heavy rainfall during a drought wreaked havoc in Dallas.

Droughts and other weather disasters are closely tied to human-induced climate change. NASA notes that the planet has already warmed 2.1 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, intensifying these disasters. To break this destructive cycle, it is crucial to significantly reduce our dependence on climate-polluting fossil fuels.

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