Climate Change Water Vulnerabilities in Pakistan

Pakistan has a unique water situation. It receives most of its rainfall during the
monsoons (July-August), with little rainfall in winter. The snowfall in its northern region
determines the health of its glaciers. Projected climate changes due to global warming,
which will increase temperatures by 2-3 degrees by the 2040»s and 5-6 degrees by the
end of the century, and much reduced but intense bouts of monsoon rains will
seriously undermine its water resources.
Pakistan»s glaciers are situated in the Himalayas, the Hindukush and the Karakorums,
which boast some of the highest mountain peaks in the world.