Thankfully, scientists from the UN World Meteorological Organisation have been confident in pointing to one of the likely causes of the severe flooding in Pakistan – Human-Induced Climate Change – that was also likely connected with the heat wave in Russia and the flooding and landsliding in China. More can be read about the role of climate change in this Scientific American article: Is the Flooding in Pakistan a Climate Change Disaster?
From a statement given by the World Meteorological Organisation:
“Several regions of the world are currently coping with severe weather-related events: flash floods and widespread flooding in large parts of Asia and parts of Central Europe while other regions are also affected: by heat wave and drought in Russian Federation, mudslides in China and severe droughts in sub-Saharan Africa. While a longer time range is required to establish whether an individual event is attributable to climate change, the sequence of current events matches IPCC projections of more frequent and more intense extreme weather events due to global warming.”