I’m finishing a report today and traveling tomorrow and Thursday, so posting will be light.
Just to leave you with something to ruminate over, I find this interesting.
Pakistan leads the Global Terrorism Index with 13% of all terrorist deaths.
21% of the population makes less than $1.25 a day.
Pakistan has the world’s second highest number of children not in school.
Pakistan is facing a perpetual energy crisis. The reason is simple: the demand for electricity in Pakistan exceeds supply by 5,000 MW.
So we get this from Linda Heard, ‘Thinker,’ in a special to Gulf News:
“For decades, Pakistan has struggled to manage urgent crises, ranging from infrastructure woes to terrorism. While its policies focus on short-term conventional threats, a potentially devastating danger lurks in the shadows: Climate change. As the impact of global warming continues to grow, the political and economic instability it brings will threaten Pakistan’s security. The Pakistani government must prioritise its response to climate change in order to mitigate environmental threats and prevent future calamities.”
No, Ms. Heard. Pakistan needs to improve its energy supply, education and poverty reduction programs.
Rich countries can afford to do whatever is really needed to combat climate change. Pakistan’s emissions are an asterisk in global totals. Pakistan needs to improve the quality of life for its people.
60% of the emissions in 2040 will come from the top 5 emitters: China, the U.S., Japan, Russia and India. Talk to the top 4 and let’s wait for the rest.