A brutal heatwave has hit Pakistan. With daily temperatures hitting 50 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, the scorching heat wave has transformed several cities into hell on earth. It has destroyed crops and icesheets much faster than previously anticipated. Officials have also warned of acute water shortage and the country is now staring at a major food crisis. Pakistan is now ranked the 6th most vulnerable country on the planet and its Ministry of Climate Change estimates that climate change could cost the country anywhere from $7 billion to $10 billion a year in disaster response alone, never mind the massive losses in economic activities caused by intense heat.

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