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JUST IN: Miftah Ismail, Pakistan's finance minister said on Sunday he planned to formally resign from the role. His announcement comes at a time when the country grapples with an economic crisis exacerbated by destructive flooding.
Ismail wrote on social media, "I have verbally resigned as Finance Minister". He added that he had conveyed his plans to the country's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a meeting and “I will tender a formal resignation upon reaching Pakistan”.
At present, Ismail and Sharif are in London and are due to return to Pakistan early next week. Ismail is the 5th finance minister to be replaced in less than 4 years as Pakistan's economy has witnessed persistent turbulence.
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Discussed with @SanaMaqboool and @FarrukhKPitafi on @WorldPTV the possibility of #debt relief for Pakistan subsequent to the devastating #floods as a result of climate change
Rather than rolling over Pakistan’s existing debt by one year, the debt needs to restructured such that repayments are pushed back by 10-15 years. Also rather than taking on new loans we should insist on grants. External debt sustainability has reached its limit
If we succeed in restructuring the debt profile and create fiscal space, we will have to embark on climate adaptation measures. This cannot be delayed any further and the future is upon us
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In the grim reality of #floods, Pakistanis young & old are providing hope, here are a few

The Solar Water Box provides robust, on-wheels, solar-powered water filtration unit that can deliver up to 10,000 litres of filtered water per day says @hamzafarrukh aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/18…
Another startup, called #PakVitae, is providing a filter product that does not require electricity. Using gravity and attaching to the bottom of #water containers, the filters can provide up to 10,000 litres.

instagram.com/pakvitae/

It’s pitch-dark at night for tens of thousands of people living on small sections of dry land in most parts of Sindh. #SunKing's Raza Zubair heard about the plight of the flood victims and now providing #solar-powered lamps for #PakistanFloods' survivors

aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/18…
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1.Working relentlessly for 36 hours, Engineers & personnel of @chairmanbwssb have successfully drained out 20 feet of flooded water and repaired the machines by cleaning moisture in them at TK Halli pumping station. @TOIBengaluru #bengalururains #Bengaluru #water #Karnataka
2. Currently efforts R on to commission stand-by pumps at Tataguni-Harohalli stations. In the meantime about 200 tankers R supplying water to various localities on priority basis. @TOIBengaluru #BengaluruRain #Bengaluru #Karnataka #water @chairmanbwssb
3.Four pumps in 4 stage 2 phase station have already resumed pumping of 220 MLD water & the remaining one pump will also be operationalised by tonight according to @chairmanbwssb. @TOIBengaluru #BengaluruRain #Bengaluru #water #floods #Karnataka
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(1/) Pakistan's horror floods are our horror floods too

A thread 🧵

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#PakistanFloods #floods #ClimateCrisis #extremeweather #climate #water #Pakistan
(2/) The Planet newsletter:

The Pakistan floods are not an isolated incident for the back page of your newspaper. The scale, and relevance for all of us, should make this the main headline wherever you live.

➡️ theplanet.substack.com/p/pakistans-ho…
(3/) This summer was marked by extreme weather events all over the northern hemisphere. As a reader of this newsletter, you have likely experienced this too. For instance, many European readers will remember the record-breaking drought in Western Europe.
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1/14. 📜Powerful new report to the #UN General Assembly by the @SRClimateChange Ian Fry makes crystal clear that #LossAndDamage from #ClimateChange is causing a litany of #HumanRights impacts. 🧵
2/14. In its introduction, the report highlights the inequality at the heart of the #ClimateCrisis: "50% of countries are responsible for 86 % of the cumulative global CO2 emissions", #AtmosphericColonization, and why #ClimateReparations are being demanded for #LossAndDamage.
3/14. Chapter three "#LossAndDamage: a litany of #HumanRights impacts" starts by highlighting that from a #HumanRights perspective #LossAndDamage is "closely related to the right to remedy and the principle of #Reparations".
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One year anniversary!
It started with a huge loss and ended with a huge loss for me. In btw I helped more than 450 families with food packages, few with medicine and other stuff. Just today, I provided meals to more than 350 people. Take part by donating:
aseelapp.com/en_us/urgent-f…
Packing the food. In my neighborhood more than 200 houses are damaged. People are affected a lot. So much losses incurred. People need help not only with food items but in rebuilding their houses. I will do my part as long as I can. I need your contributions. #Afghanistan
Together with my team, we delivered food to families who were gravely impacted by the flood. I remain hopeful that with your contributions, I will be able to help them more and lessen their pain and grief. Plz donate and share the campaign link with anyone who can help.
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A climate 🧵.
Are you wondering why and how #climatechange can worsen /both/ floods and droughts?
Here's a short explainer:
1/9
#floods #droughts
First, both droughts and floods occur naturally as extremes of weather. As humans have started to change the climate, we're affecting both extremes.
2/9
Droughts are worsening in some places for two main reasons. First, higher temperatures from global warming dry out soils, increase evaporation of water, accelerate snowpack loss, & more. Second, changes in atmospheric circulation divert rains away from some regions. Both...
3/9
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Lasbela District of Balochistan is under extreme flood conditions.

@dpr_gob and @ndmapk needs to take quick actions to protect people.
#rains #Lasbela #Balochistan

Photo and videos in 👇

Balochistan Top Industial city Hub CHOWKI.

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Main Nulha in Hub City - overflowing last night had affected nearby homes.
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“'Every piece of real estate in #Bangladesh is populated, and this entire area is underwater,' said Sheldon Yett, the United Nations Children’s Fund representative to the country, referring to the northeast."

nytimes.com/2022/06/24/wor… #Sylhet #FinnegansWake
1/ "But this year, the #rains have been especially intense, a harsh reminder that #climatechange is bringing more extreme weather around the world."
2/ "In #China, where recent #flooding has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, the state-run news media reported this week that water levels had surged beyond flood levels in more than a hundred #rivers."
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Disasters continue to sweep the world. Anthropogenic in nature, exacerbated by #climateCrisis #capitalism and #EcosystemDestruction. The age of disasters is upon us.
#Yellowstone hit by #floods; staff cut off and in short supply.

nps.gov/yell/learn/new…
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Pretty disappointed with how #TheBusiness portrayed me. I told a much larger story than this, and though it is well summed up with an angst around affordability that doesn’t go away, including rent, petrol, food, essentials (not mentioned) it was so much more than that. #auspol
There was no mention of the #RoyMorgan #unemployment statistic of 8.5%, nor that the ABS figure of 4% is fanciful in not counting anyone as unemployed who works just one hour a week, or has weeks off having worked in the gig economy, or who is sick, injured, etc. #auspol
That employees are working those #jobs created by the need to clean up after the recent #floods. That right now employment going down - is to be expected - as the #casual labour market has soaked up the extra workers needed and under and unemployed people have stepped up. #auspol
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1/n 📢🧵: The @IPCC_CH launched their new report (WG2-AR6) this week, exploring the impacts of #climate risks, #adaptation & vulnerability. Here are some insights on the key takeaways for #India.🇮🇳🌏♻️
#ClimateReport #IPCC #IPCCReport
🔗Read Asia Ch. 10 ➡️ bit.ly/3twyIVI Image
2/n #India🇮🇳 is at risk of multiple #climaticrisks, many of which are accelerating in frequency & intensity. Rising temp.🌡️are likely to cause severe heat stress in summer, esp. in cities where temp.🌡️can be more than 2℃ warmer than the surroundings due to heat island effects. Image
3/n Extreme rainfall events are projected to lead to more frequent #flooding in settlements near vulnerable rivers & flood risks across the country will become more frequent & severe. Higher than 🌏 mean sea level rise for #Asia’s coasts exposes 🇮🇳’s large coastal population. Image
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Living and experiencing the #floods in #Mullumbimby was/is the most insane experience of my life.

Still so raw. I lost my home. When it first happened I was trapped in my house and had to break off the door...
Then escaped in my wetsuit w surfboard

This is my experience:
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2/ I live 2 streets from Mullumbimby town centre.
The biggest issue for all of us was no warning.
The only reason I knew this might happen was because I was following Higgins Storm Chasers on Facebook.
Our weather apps and BOM said 40mm and maybe mild to moderate flooding.
3/ I picked up sandbags on the Sunday afternoon but the SES had hardly any sand, we were the only people there and, when I asked what they thought, they just said maybe we might but they always say it and just shrugged their shoulders.
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On Nov 15, 2021 an #AtmosphericRiver hit the #Fraser Valley and Canyon. In support of a BC Salmon Restoration Innovation Fund #BCSRIF project and with support from @HakaiInstitute, we flew the Fraser Canyon to document the #floods and #landslides that occurred. 1/18 #BCStorm
Our research examines how the size and frequency of landslides in Fraser Canyon affect river morphology, flow dynamics, #salmon migration, and their genetics. What follows are names, pictures, and coordinates of #landslide events we identified, both big and small. 2/18 #BCStorm
Wahleach Slides (49°14'10.01"N; 121°40'40.35"W). Debris flows tracks that fail every few years on East side of Fraser River near the Wahleach Hydro Plant. They cross the TMX pipeline construction. There are two major deposits on #Highway1 and many smaller failures. 3/18 #BCStorm
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Chennai has been worse severely hit & these are lessons learnt from #chennai floods & rains 2021

Nature is the most powerful force in the universe.

Prayers stay with you if you invest in them.

A positivity mindset is key to survive hard times.

#ChennaiRains2021 #ChennaiFlood ImageImageImageImage
People help each other out when there is time of need!

Manual labourers need to be treated with much more respect.

The city requires a lot of work and only depending on the government is totally absurd.

@i_ampuneeth @suriyafoundati2
#Chennai #ChennaiRains2021 #ChennaiFloods
A bunch of studios and big apartments motored out water to the streets. How much ever rich they get, a responsible mentality is never attained!

#Chennai #ChennaiRains2021 #ChennaiFloods
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A team of Mila researchers led by Yoshua Bengio, @SashaMTL, @vict0rsch, @alexhdezgcia today launched #ThisClimateDoesNotExist – an AI-driven experience based on empathy, allowing users to visualize the impacts of the #climatecrisis from #GoogleStreetView images.
We invite you to see for yourself on ThisClimateDoesNotExist.com to visualize the impacts of the climate crisis on the places you hold dear.
The site uses #GANs designed by Mila researchers that generate vivid renderings of environmental impacts, namely #floods #wildfires and #smog
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-U know which countries would be richest & rule world
-1s who have plan for #climatechange
-Freak #weather & #floods will destroy weak links
-#India needs to move away from agriculture-dependent #economy
-Need to decongest densely populated coastal regions
chanakyaforum.com/the-promise-of…
-Coal has long been #India & #China’s top energy source & its production has increased consistently
-India’s per capita CO2 emissions rose from 15 to 40% of world emissions betn 1990-2019
-Good news is since 2015, India’s solar & wind power elect production increased fm 3 to 10% CEICData
-#USA’s International Development Finance Corporation has invested $300 mil in 4 solar energy projects in #India
-Quad meeting in US where #PMModi would come face to face with Pres #Biden has a lot on the plate to discuss
-#Climate would be 1 of those important topics
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1/New work aimed at resolving the "extreme precipitation-#flood paradox" in warming #climate, led by @ManuelaIBrunner (@UniFreiburg) & including co-authors @Weather_West (@UCLAIoES), @Climate_Done (@C3WE_NCAR), is now out in @CommsEarth (open access!). nature.com/articles/s4324…
2/The "extreme precipitation-flood paradox" arises from fact that despite abundant evidence for increasing rainfall extremes due to #ClimateChange, there is not (yet) a correspondingly clear & systematic increase in flood magnitude. nature.com/articles/s4324…
3/To address this conundrum, we use a high-resolution regional hydrologic model coupled to a high-resolution (single model) regional climate large ensemble (collectively, a "hydroSMILE") centered on hydrologic Bavaria (including parts of Germany, Austria, & Switzerland). Image
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Another heatwave grips Washington, Oregon & British Columbia. Climate change - long predicted + denied - is here.

We know it's time to transition off fossil fuels.

And, all year, @invw's Decarbonizing #Cascadia series is exploring how we can. invw.org/getting-to-zer…
We launched in January explaining how a region w/ official goals to slash emissions and the means to do it just keeps getting dirtier. @invw analyzed the latest data, showing that Washington, Oregon and BC's emissions rose by 5, 6 and 7% b/w 2013 & 2018.
invw.org/2021/01/11/how…
We also profiled #Cascadia's activists, such as the @youthvgov litigants suing govts for the right to a livable future and campaigners eroding Big Oil, Gas and Coal's political power. @robertmcclure showed how activists bottled up fossil export proposals. invw.org/2021/01/18/a-t…
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#China🇨🇳:📍Zhengzhou subway station
#Flood #chinaflood
#ChinaFloods
#China🇨🇳: Another video of Zhengzhou subway station,

Water inside metro train as flash flood raging across Zhengzhou city in central China.
#China #flooding #floods
#Flood #chinaflood
#ChinaFloods
⚠️Updated🇨🇳:#CCP Propaganda Department said that One person killed, two others missing in central China's #Henan Province, after heavy rain hit the city

But Video showing more casualties...

Communication disruption has been reported in some parts of the city. Rescue is underway
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#China🇨🇳:Heavy rainfall occurred in Henan Province causing floods. Affected by the heavy rain, many cars were washed away by the flood.
#China #Fire #洪水
#China🇨🇳:Heavy rainfall occurred in Henan Province causing floods. Affected by the heavy rain, many cars were washed away by the flood.
#China #Fire #洪水
#China🇨🇳: Meanwhile in China; #China's CCP deployed PLA in Henan.

Currently, as per CCP propaganda department one person have been killed and two other missing, about 849 people have been rescued with 1,500 relocated.
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