The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs kicked off the 2019 Lind Initiative speaker series last week, with this year’s theme being “America and the Climate Crisis.” The first event featured Professor Robert Bullard, whose talk discussed the links between social inequality, racism, and environmental issues in the United States.
Government agencies, donor networks, and charity watchdog groups need to share and support public relations efforts of transparent and operationally-effective charities. Identifying local, high-impact organizations working on the ground is a good start to ultimately distancing donor networks away from donating to egregious charities.
According to the report published in July 2015 by the Ministry of Climate Change, Government of Pakistan, the heatwave that occurred in Karachi from June 17 to 25, 2015 caused the loss of more than 1200 human lives. The maximum recorded temperature was 44.8°C on June 20. As per the heat index, it felt like 66°C to the human body due to high humidity and low wind speed. According to experts, a heat index greater than 54°C puts people in extreme danger of heatstroke, which was the main cause for the casualties in Karachi.