DEADLY FLOODS MAN-MADE CATASTROPHE
It is customary to blame nature for the catastrophe in Pakistan but the World Weather Attribution has a different view as its analysis says global warming was not the biggest cause of the catastrophic floods. World Weather Attribution (WWA) is an international effort to analyse and communicate the possible influence of climate change on extreme weather events, such as storms, extreme rainfall, heatwaves, cold spells, and droughts.
In a new scientific analysis, the experts opine that human-caused climate change likely contributed to the deadly floods in Pakistan recently. The World Weather Attribution, a collection of mostly volunteer scientists from around the world who do real-time studies of extreme weather. The study said global warming was not the biggest cause of the catastrophic floods that at one point submerged one-third of the country, affecting 33 million people, killing more than 1,500 so far, and destroying more than a million homes.“The same event would probably have been much less likely in a world without human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, meaning climate change likely made the extreme rainfall more probable,” the study said.