Pakistan

Pakistan flooding and climate change - what's the connection?

Pakistan is clearly on the front lines of climate change and more support from the international community is needed, the authors argue. Image: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters/Alamy

Ben Clarke

DPhil Candidate in Environmental Research, University of Oxford

Friederike Otto

Senior lecturer, Imperial College London

Luke Harrington

Senior Lecturer in Climate Change, University of Waikato

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Pakistan is undoubtedly on the front lines of climate change, as hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed this monsoon.
Pakistan is undoubtedly on the front lines of climate change, as hundreds of thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed this monsoon. Image: Bilawal Arbab/EPA

Pakistan maximum five day rainfall June–September at 3°C warming climate change flooding hotspot
Projections are very clear that with further climate change, Pakistan is a hotspot for increases in extreme rainfall. Image: IPCC
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