BRADFORD: Climate/ecological change is one of the biggest challenges that humanity faces in the modern era.
This was maintained by the British Shadow Justice Minister Barrister Imran Hussain MP: “With disaster awaiting if we do not make substantial changes to the way that we live our lives, and I was visited recently by school children from Bradford who came to talk to me about their campaign against climate change.
“It’s always positive to see young people get involved in a deeply important issue, and their actions should serve as a wakeup call to the Government that their views must no longer be ignored.
“They are also right to be worried about the kind of planet they will inherit and demand far-reaching action, for if we do not act over the next 12 years, we will forever miss the opportunity to do anything about it.”
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Heatwave persists in Sindh
SUKKUR: Heatwave continued in northern Sindh including Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Ghotki, Kashmore- Kandhkot and other parts on Friday.
A number of heat-related cases were reported in hospitals from various parts of the northern Sindh. Weather severity increased incidents of sun-stroke, which forced affectees to rush to public and private hospitals for treatment.
According to the Met Office, the current wave of heat is expected to decrease within the next two or three days. There were also reports of power outages in the region.
World’s highest operating weather stations installed on Mt. Everest
ISLAMABAD: The National Geographic Society has announced the successful installation of the worlds highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions, the media reported.
“The multi-disciplinary team installed the world’s two highest operating automated weather stations at Balcony area (8,430 m) and South Col (7,945 m), as well as three other weather stations on Mount Everest,” Fae Jencks, Director, Marketing and Communications at the National Geographic Society, said in a statement.
The other stations were placed at Phortse (3,810 m), Everest Base Camp (5,315 m) and Camp II (6,464 m), the statement said, adding that each weather station will record data on temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, and wind direction, The Himalayan Times reported.
Data from the weather stations and other new research conducted as part of National Geographic and Rolex’s Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Everest will help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.
The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere, which is critical to tracking and predicting weather patterns around the globe, the statement added.
“The Balcony weather station is the first weather station installed at an elevation above 8,000 meters, meaning it will also be the first to sample the stratosphere as natural variations in the atmospheric boundaries change over time.”
From April to June, an international team of scientists, climbers, and story-tellers, led by the NatGeo Society and Tribhuvan University and supported in partnership with Rolex, conducted a scientific expedition to Everest, believed to be the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history, it claimed.
With team members from eight countries, including 17 Nepali researchers, the expedition team conducted trailblazing research in five areas of science that are critical to understanding environmental changes and their impacts: biology, glaciology, meteorology, geology, and mapping.
Tropical Cyclone Vayu is 700km away from Karachi!
KARACHI: The tropical cyclone Vayu formed in the Arabian Sea has converted in category one and the Met. Dept. issued an alert in this regard.
Though there is no threat to the Pak coastline, isolated heavy rain is expected with dust thunderstorm in Tharparkar, Badin, and Thatta from today (Thursday).
The spokesman further said that the port city is in the grip of very hot weather with temperatures rising to above 40-degree centigrade today and the Metropolis would also face heat wave situation in upcoming days.
Meanwhile, Director Fisheries Sindh (Marine) has advised fishermen to remain alert and not to venture in the deep sea.
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