While the consequences of the climate crisis are unfolding across the entire subcontinent, temperatures in regions across India and Pakistan have reaching record highs.

A construction worker moved slowly, carefully, to avoid leaving.

This was, PMD found, the hottest temperature ever measured in any Northern Hemisphere city.

I met all of them during a fact-finding mission to India in the summer of 2018.

According to the IPCC, India is among the most likely to be affected by the torment.

Excess heat, I realized, ruined the well-being and livelihoods of India’s working poor.

“This is the first time in decades that Pakistan is experiencing what many call a ‘spring-less year,” said Sherry Rehman, the country’s Climate Minister.

In recent years, federal and state governments have put a series of measures in place to alleviate the effects of heatwaves, including schools closing and issuing health advice to people.

Cabinet of Pakistan

The Cabinet of Pakistan is a formal body composed of senior government officials chosen and led by the Prime Minister. All cabinet members sworn in are designated Minister, (wikipedia)