• Monday, July 17, 2023

  • Business

  • CCRD

Climate change is a global phenomenon that affects every corner of the planet. Developing countries, such as Pakistan, are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. As members of the DEGREES Initiative NGO, Mr. Muhammad Shoaib and Ms. Varisha Khan, represented Pakistan in the 13th Annual GeoMIP Workshop held at Exeter University United Kingdom during 3-7 July 2023. Ms. Varisha Khan's talk on the “Impact of solar radiation management under G6sulfur scenario” on Malaria transmission received praise.

The Workshop emphasized the need for increased awareness of climate modeling and sulfur aerosol injection. Sulfur aerosol injection has the potential to cool the Earth's surface, reduce heatwaves and droughts, and disrupt disease-carrying mosquito life cycles. However, caution and further study are necessary to understand potential risks. The Workshop highlighted the limited awareness of climate modeling techniques in South Asia and the importance of integrating sulfur aerosol injection technology into climate models. The international Workshop provided valuable inspiration for Mr. Muhammad Shoaib and Ms. Varisha Khan's work in Pakistan and emphasized the importance of collaborative initiatives in addressing climate change. Further information is available from https://sites.google.com/view/geomip-2023/home/agenda.