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Climate Change in light of the recent floods in Pakistan

“There is insufficient data to say what will happen to the Indus,” says David Grey, the World Bank’s senior water advisor in South Asia. “But we all have very nasty fears that the flows of the Indus couldbe severely, severely affected by glacier melt as a consequence of climate change,” and reduced byperhaps as much as 50 percent. “Now what does that mean to a population that lives in a desert[where], without the river, there would be no life? I don’t know the answer to that question,” he says.“But we need to be concerned about that. Deeply, deeply concerned.”