Youth Perception on Climate Change and Its Impact on Health (Islamabad)

Authors

  • Anam Aslam Department of Anthropology, International Islamic University, Islamabad - Pakistan Author
  • Aasma Farheen Department of Anthropology, International Islamic University, Islamabad - Pakistan Author

Abstract

Climate change is a global issue characterized by a shift in regular weather patterns over decades or longer, such as rising temperatures, more precipitation, or decreased humidity. Pakistan is experiencing the consequences of climate change, with increased glacier melt, droughts, and warmer winters and early summers. Pakistan does not make a significant contribution to global warming or climate change. It is, nevertheless, the seventh most severely affected country. In the last century, the average temperature of Pakistan increased by 0.6°C. Pakistan’s government has already initiated the Ten Billion Trees Tsunami Project, one of the world’s most ambitious endeavors to extend and repair its forests. The objective of this study was to investigate the perceptions of youth of Islamabad on climate change and its impact on human health. The mixed methodology (qualitative and quantitative) is used to get better results in apprehensive research work. Our research found that a large percentage of people in the capital city believe climate change is happening and is caused by global warming and deforestation. The youth are aware of climate change and its effects on humans, but they require further education on the subject and guidance on how to mitigate climate change. The government should do something at the national or university level to raise awareness about climate change.

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Published

04-01-2024

How to Cite

Youth Perception on Climate Change and Its Impact on Health (Islamabad). (2024). Wah Academia Journal of Social Sciences, 2(01), 128-140. https://wahacademia.com/index.php/journal/article/view/14