A video has gone viral of a Pakistani news reporter neck-deep in the water clinging onto a nearby rock while holding a microphone and reporting with his other hand.
Dangerous,deadly,killer #Pakistani #Reporting..
There is #FloodinPakistan and news channels,army and #ImranKhan too
All 4 become uncontrollable,can do anything..#PakistanFloods #PakArmy #flood pic.twitter.com/aI5KeRsiwL
— Anurag Amitabhانوراگ امیتابھअनुराग अमिताभ (@anuragamitabh) August 27, 2022
A video tweeted by @anuragamitabh shows the anchor holding on to a rock while reporting on the floods in Pakistan. He continues to drift away as the flood’s current moves, and only his head and arm can be seen. The video has already gotten over 36k views since it was Tweeted Saturday.
Flooding in Pakistan has affected over 33 million people, with a third of the country now underwater amid the unprecedented amount of rainfall this summer. This monsoon season has been ‘supercharged’ by climate change killing over 1,100 people since mid-June. The flood has damaged over 1 million homes and left villages stranded and underwater. Roads and bridges are being washed away, crops are being wiped out, and half a million people have sought shelter in relief camps.
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For every degree Celsius that the global temperature rises, the Earth holds 7 percent more moisture. Scientists have seen an increase in atmospheric moisture because of the air’s ability to hold more moisture as it warms up. Storms that are supplied by Climate change with increasing moisture produce heavier rain and snow. The melting glaciers in the mountains of Pakistan are also making the flooding worse due to the heat waves this summer melting the 7,000 glaciers.
“Pakistan’s priority, at the moment, is this climate-induced humanitarian disaster of epic proportions,” Pakistan’s Minister of Climate change Sherry Rehman said last week. She added that the country ‘is going through its eighth cycle of monsoon while normally the country has only three to four cycles of rain. The percentages of super flood torrents are shocking.”
Please visit these local organizations to find out how you can Donate: HANDS Pakistan, Pakistan Red Crescent Society, and Islamic Relief UK.
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