Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers
Pakistan is home to more than 220 million people but it is responsible for less than one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet it remains highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture and natural resources. North Pakistan is waking up to the reality of climate change as rising global temperatures linking to it are causing the glaciers to rapidly melt, creating thousands of glacial lakes. Pakistan is home to more than 7,000 glaciers, more than anywhere else on Earth outside the poles.