Dear climate-sensitive readers
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi. Hope you are keeping well in the heyday of climate change as 26th Conference Of Parties (COP) held in Glasgow recently. COP26 presages possible failures in the future initiatives to fix the problems of the world including climate change. Apparently there is no balm for the bruises caused by climate changes as the climate culprits promised what Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said ‘blah, blah, blah’. No respite from sea level rise and landmasses of Bangladesh, Tuvalu, Maldives and other vulnerable countries going under sea water. Global leaders have little to gloat about the Glasgow conference on curbing the world temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The declaration is nothing but some paragraphs with crafty words.
Scientists say humans can survive a ‘wet-bulb temperature’ of up to about 35 degrees Celsius, beyond which the human body suffers difficulty sweating, or no sweat evaporation, leading to heat stroke and ultimately death within just a few hours. And the wet-bulb temperature situation will affect Bangladesh, India and Pakistan most by the end of the century. Even monsoon rains may turn an area into a suffocating steam room whereas in July the monsoon rain is supposed to bring respite to people suffering from sweltering heat. People particularly farmworkers, who will hardly have air-conditioned rooms, will die of heat stroke while working outdoors. So, we have made the climate change issue into a cover story.
Hope you will like the story.