Pakistan is on the list of countries most impacted by climate change. Is the changing climate around the world already affecting us?
On March 23, 1950, the name of the International Meteorological Organisation was officially changed to the World Meteorological Organisation. In 1951, it was designated as the United Nations organization with primary responsibility for meteorology, operational hydrology, and allied geophysical sciences. This was done primarily just for the sake of knowing the weather conditions all over the world.
The world now is a very interdependent place. We all inhabit the same planet, which has a common atmosphere and ocean.
Scientists believe that global warming contributed to the catastrophic floods that devastated Pakistan. Climate change may have exacerbated rainfall, according to the World Weather Attribution Organisation.
From the very beginning, lawmakers said that climate change was a big reason why things were so bad.
The weather, climate, and water cycle affect everyone everywhere. Cooperation between nations is crucial. From its inception in 1873, the meteorological community across the world has been guided by this attitude in its efforts to transform scientific discoveries into societally beneficial services.
In 1873, at the dawn of industrial and human-caused pollution, the International Meteorological Organisation (the forerunner of the World Meteorological Organisation) was founded.
The average global temperature is now over 1 degree Celsius higher than it was 150 years ago because of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. Sea levels are rising as a result of the melting of glaciers and ice, and our already harsh weather has become much more so. This has affected Pakistan the most as floods from last year are the real picture of this change.
Accelerating change is occurring. Emissions must be drastically reduced immediately if future generations are to have any chance of thriving here on Earth.
The good news is that meteorological predictions and early warning systems have become much more reliable because of significant scientific and technical advancements. More people than ever before have access to and share big data, and innovative technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence make use of this data possible.
There has been substantial development in the ability to track, model, and forecast the world’s climate to aid in policymaking. We have to put our hands together in protecting our planet and most importantly Pakistan from a severe climate crisis.
The future will bring forth climatic, hydrological, and meteorological changes. We can better face the challenges and embrace the opportunities presented by this situation thanks to the weather, climate, and hydrological services.