27 min

How much can flooding in Pakistan be blamed on climate change‪?‬ The Climate Question

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Floods in Pakistan have destroyed or damaged millions of homes, schools and businesses. So far nearly 1500 people have died and 33 million have been affected. With Pakistan contributing less than 1% to global CO2 emissions, a keen sense of injustice is felt in the country, and demands for international support have been made.
The Pakistan government has called it a “climate catastrophe” and according to the World Weather Attribution group, it is likely climate change led to intense rainfall. But critics blame mismanagement and say Pakistan should have been more prepared for the inevitable.
In this programme, we tell the story of the collapse of one building to see how much of the crisis can be blamed on climate change.
Guests:
Saher Baloch, Correspondent at BBC World’s Urdu service
Zarmat Shinwari, owner of New Honeymoon Hotel
Humayun Shinwari, owner of New Honeymoon Hotel
Sayed Nabi, manager of New Honeymoon Hotel

Email us: the climatequestion@bbc.com
Presenter: Neal Razzell
Co-presenter: Saher Baloch
Producer: Lily Freeston
Researcher: Natasha Fernandes
Production Coordinator: Siobhan Reed and Helena Warwick-Cross
Series Producer: Alex Lewis
Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Sound Engineer: Tom Brignell

Floods in Pakistan have destroyed or damaged millions of homes, schools and businesses. So far nearly 1500 people have died and 33 million have been affected. With Pakistan contributing less than 1% to global CO2 emissions, a keen sense of injustice is felt in the country, and demands for international support have been made.
The Pakistan government has called it a “climate catastrophe” and according to the World Weather Attribution group, it is likely climate change led to intense rainfall. But critics blame mismanagement and say Pakistan should have been more prepared for the inevitable.
In this programme, we tell the story of the collapse of one building to see how much of the crisis can be blamed on climate change.
Guests:
Saher Baloch, Correspondent at BBC World’s Urdu service
Zarmat Shinwari, owner of New Honeymoon Hotel
Humayun Shinwari, owner of New Honeymoon Hotel
Sayed Nabi, manager of New Honeymoon Hotel

Email us: the climatequestion@bbc.com
Presenter: Neal Razzell
Co-presenter: Saher Baloch
Producer: Lily Freeston
Researcher: Natasha Fernandes
Production Coordinator: Siobhan Reed and Helena Warwick-Cross
Series Producer: Alex Lewis
Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith
Sound Engineer: Tom Brignell

27 min

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