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The villages of Reshun, Booni, Sonoghur and Awi face potential danger of glacial lake outburst floods where stockpiles are being maintained in ample quantity to make their timely availability to the affected people apart from creating awareness among them,' they said.
A rise in temperature has led to the melting of these glaciers, resulting in frequent and intense glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), thus repeatedly exposing the local population to diseases and health-related risks.
According to Saeed Abbas, Pakistan ranks among the top ten countries vulnerable to climate change and it's northern areas are highly vulnerable to unusual climatic events especially glacial melt, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) and flash floods, thus putting mountain communities at risk.
The Climate Change Minister warned that the mountain communities were under threat from the fast-changing climate in the form of melting glaciers which was directly impacting the people in the form of floods, droughts and glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs).
These include floods, heat waves, glacial lake outburst floods, avalanches and landslides that result in extensive human and material losses.
Although Pakistan's global carbon emissions are very low compared to large emitters like China, Russia, India and the USA, globally but it is placed in the top ten countries that are highly vulnerable to climate change, with impacts such as floods, droughts, heatwaves and glacial lake outburst floods increasing yearly.
These include landslides, glacial lake outburst floods and earthquakes, which threaten not only mountain inhabitants and critical infrastructure but also people living in the lowlands.
Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF) have become a concern, say Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) senior meteorologists.
And because of inherent instability, such dams are extremely vulnerable to sudden outbursts/ breaches called glacial lake outburst floods (GLOF).
According to him, 'Changing snowfall patterns, annual flooding, Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), soil erosion and deforestation are some of the major threats government of G-B faces at large.
It said some strong incursions of monsoon currents, coupled with high temperature, may trigger glacial lake outburst floods, landslides and flash floods in upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan.