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“>climate change, extreme weather patterns such as the current floods are becoming more and more frequent. Managing floods is a more appropriate response to such a scenario than trying to control them. According to Daanish Mustafa:
“The kind of monsoon patterns you are seeing this year is very unusual. The scary part is we have seen this sort of unusual monsoon pattern about four or five times this past decade. (…) The fundamental message is that the past averages are not going to hold. There is going to be greater uncertainty in the future. That being the case, then we have to be a lot more proactive and have to think about, well, if this becomes the pattern, then what?”
- “Understanding the Flood Disaster at Taunsa Barrage,” Mushtaq Gaadi
- “Indus River Flood: The Fate of Squatter Settlements & Adjacent Villages,” Shahid Ali Panhwer
- “Global Lessons from the Pakistan Flood Catastrophe,” blog by Patrick McCully
- Read Before the Deluge: Coping with Floods in a Changing Climate to learn more about better flood management in the face of climate change.