The Pakistan environmental collapse disaster is still growing, as flood waters continue to increase. Already, over 20 million people have been displaced (22% of the country). 175,000 people left Thata literally overnight.
Imagine the United States with numbers like that. A river of refugees. Hard to believe, but the images coming out of Pakistan are too real. The human tragedy is heart-breaking.
I’ve seen rampant speculation that divine justice is being meted out against Pakistan, but I doubt that. Environmental collapse will happen faster in low-lying areas that are unable to deal with a massive influx of water from the sky. Pakistan’s notoriously poor flood control system didn’t help either.
But it does look, sound and even ‘feel’ Biblical. Pakistan is facing a whole series of disasters now, as food, water run out, and disease and outbreaks of violence occur.
The Guardian has a pictorial slide show you can watch.