Once a city of forests with life-giving waterfalls, Khuzdar, in Pakistan, is fast becoming a desert wasteland due to a long and severe spell of drought.
Residents have been forced to migrate and forest animals are dying as a result of the seven-year long drought.
A Meteorological Department expert blamed a lack of rainfall in the area, saying, “the situation is getting worse with every passing day.”
This serves as yet another example of shifting global rain patterns as we transition into the next Grand Solar Minimum.
In a bid to overcome drought in the province, Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo has given the go-ahead to a controversial cloud seeding programme.
The decision was taken back in May during a meeting with Russian-based firm Climate Global Control Trading Company (CGCTC), headed by its CEO Maxim Lavrov.