Statement of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Mahmood Qureshi to the UN general assembly:
Climate change, with all its severity and unpredictability, has become a reality for 170 million Pakistanis. The present situation in Pakistan reconfirms our extreme vulnerability to the adverse impacts of climate change. It also complicates the reconstruction and rehabilitation scenario in Pakistan. Nature has made a graphic endorsement to strengthen the case for a fair and equitable outcome from the ongoing UNFCCC negotiations.
For more on the Pakistan flood disaster, see the Guardian, BBC and The Cost of Energy amongst many others, and for those wishing to donate, 350.org has a useful page of options. My own choice for disaster relief is Oxfam.
[Hat-tip to Only In It For The Gold for the cartoon. Do you feel lucky? Well, do you punk?]
[Rolling Stones, Knebworth ’76]