Like everybody else, I have been watching the horrible news coming out of Pakistan’s Sindh province about the recent historic floods. I spent quite a few days in Sindh in 2019 visiting various areas of the province and although there were quite a few floods during that time, it was nothing compared to what is happening this year. It’s very frustrating to still see a huge part of the developed world (particularly the political world) pretending that climate change doesn’t exist and these types of extreme weather events are just flukes of nature. I worry about what kind of world we are leaving behind for our kids and I worry even more when large corporations and governments try to put the onus on people not doing enough to recycle / use less water / carbon offset our flights (through schemes that are mostly feel good scams) when the problems need to be fixed through bold regulations.
There are plenty of organisations who are on the ground in Pakistan helping and you can help by donating either to Unicef or the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.
I will leave you with a photograph of the Lansdowne Bridge over the Indus River in Sindh Province, Pakistan. It was once one of the great achievements of the 19th century. It was the longest cantilever bridge ever built and was opened in 1889.