Pakistan's dire floods signal global climate crisis, PM tells UN

Pakistan's dire floods signal global climate crisis, PM tells UN

5 days ago

UNITED NATIONS, UNITED STATES - Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif warned Friday that his country's worst-ever floods were a sign of climate catastrophes to come around the world, as he urged justice for developing nations that bear little responsibility for warming. Unprecedented monsoon downpours flooded a third of the country -- an area the size of the United Kingdom -- killing nearly 1,600 people and displacing more than seven million. "What happened in Pakistan will not stay in Pakistan," he said in a passionate address to the United Nations General Assembly, adding that lost homes, decimated livelihoods and deluged cropland had meant that for many, life had "changed forever."

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