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Complex weather pattern:  Is the World going to end?

UAE

 

An unusually soggy week in the United Arab Emirates turned nasty Wednesday as a massive storm whipped through the desert nation, causing damage throughout the capital, Abu Dhabi. The downpour quickly overmatched the drainage systems, leaving motorists stranded in standing water on city streets.  The storm, which contained strong winds, frequent lightning and even some hail, caused all flights to be suspended Wednesday at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Wind gusts reached hurricane strength — 75 mph (120 kilometers per hour) — at nearby Al Bateen Executive Airport. These strong but rare rains in the resource rich Gulf state is clearly the result or manifestation of much talked about climate change which poses a fundamental threat to the places, species and people’s livelihoods everywhere in the world. Contrasting swings in weather are being witnessed in different parts of the globe including the UAE and its neighbours on the Arabia Peninsula due to increasing global warming. In the days to come, several studies reveal that different regions can expect unusual weather trends including more erratic dust storms, rain events and hot and cold spells due to the havoc caused to the environment by none other than the humans themselves. Coming back to Pakistan, National Disaster Management Authority has also warned strong rains and flash floods in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Azad Kashmir. The department has predicted that decaying phase of prevailing El-Nino – a complex weather pattern resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific – was indicating some strong signals regarding extra-ordinary rains in South Asia during the current month. While the extreme weather conditions are playing havoc in different regions, it is time to act and act collectively at a fast pace against this global phenomenon which is also being described as more dangerous than the menace of terrorism. In our view, the issue is manageable provided the entire world community joins hand and takes practical steps to address and implement priorities aimed at mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts. We will suggest that a world summit should be organized on the matter where scientists and other relevant people sit together to find ways and means as to how vulnerabilities could be reduced and resilience of communities and ecosystems affected by climate change could be enhanced. We can no longer sit back on the problem as it is the matter of very survival of our planet.

 

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