Drive for climate compensation grows after Pakistan’s floods


              FILE - Victims of heavy flooding from monsoon rains carry relief aid through flood water in the Qambar Shahdadkot district of Sindh Province, Pakistan, Sept. 9, 2022. Scientists have said climate change no doubt helped swell monsoon rains this summer that dumped three and a half times the normal amount of rain, putting a third of Pakistan underwater. The destruction has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Whether rich countries whose emissions have been the main driver of climate change owe compensation for the damage that change is inflicting on poor countries.(AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)
            
              Vehicles drive on a highway damaged by heavy monsoon rains on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Sept. 27, 2022. Scientists have said climate change no doubt helped swell monsoon rains this summer that dumped three and a half times the normal amount of rain, putting a third of Pakistan underwater. The destruction has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Whether rich countries whose emissions have been the main driver of climate change owe compensation for the damage that change is inflicting on poor countries. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
            
              A villager walks on a railway track submerged by floodwaters due after heavy monsoon rains, in Jaffarabad, southwestern Pakistan, Sept. 27, 2022. Scientists have said climate change no doubt helped swell monsoon rains this summer that dumped three and a half times the normal amount of rain, putting a third of Pakistan underwater. The destruction has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Whether rich countries whose emissions have been the main driver of climate change owe compensation for the damage that change is inflicting on poor countries. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)
            
              Flood victim Rajul Noor sits with her family in a tent at a relief camp, in Dadu, a district of southern Sindh province, Pakistan, Sept. 23, 2022. Every part of Noor’s life has been wrecked by this summer’s massive monsoon-driven floods. The 12-year-old girl’s family home is destroyed, as is the school that she loved. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
            
              A bus and motorcyclists cross a bridge damaged by recent floodwaters due to heavy monsoon rains, on the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan, Sept. 27, 2022. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
            
              Villagers with their belongings cross a flooded area on a boat, in Dadu, a district of southern Sindh province, Pakistan, Sept. 23, 2022. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
            
              Flood victims attend a school setup in a tent at a relief camp, in Dadu, a district of southern Sindh province, Pakistan, Sept. 23, 2022. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
            
              Villagers with their belongings and motorcyclists cross a flooded area through a boat, in Dadu, a district of southern Sindh province, Pakistan, Sept. 23, 2022. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
            
              Flood victim Rajul Noor walks towards her tent school at a relief camp, in Dadu, a district of southern Sindh province, Pakistan, Sept. 23, 2022. Every part of Noor’s life has been wrecked by this summer’s massive monsoon-driven floods. The 12-year-old girl’s family home is destroyed, as is the school that she loved. The devastation wreaked by floods in Pakistan this summer has intensified the debate over a question of climate justice: Do rich countries whose emissions are the main cause of climate change owe compensation to poor countries hit by climate change-fueled disasters? (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Drive for climate compensation grows after Pakistan’s floods