Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world | Gulf News

Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world | Gulf News
Aga Khan gives the closing remarks of the seminar, during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner’s. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Spiritual leader claims ‘band of land’ where many Muslims live could be wiped out

Dubai, November 5, 2016: Climate change threatens to wipe out areas of the Islamic world within two decades, the spiritual leader of around 25 million Muslims said on Saturday.

Many of the world’s Muslims live in a “band of land” under threat from natural disasters caused by climate change, the Aga Khan told a hushed audience gathered at a Dubai hotel. “We’re beginning to see in many parts of the Muslim world … how global warming is beginning to create situations where life is at risk, where it was not at risk before.”

“We’re seeing villages are being wiped away by earthquakes, by landslides, by avalanches, we’re seeing people moving to dangerous areas in modern environments.” And with more people living in cities than ever before, many end up living in dangerous, unsafe conditions, he added.

Aga Khan arrives, during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner’s Seminar at JW Marriott Marquis
Aga Khan arrives, during the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 Winner’s Seminar at JW Marriott Marquis

The 79-year-old spiritual leader told the audience, made up mostly of urban planners and architects gathered from around the world, that they can help.

“I would ask you to try to bring this issue forward so that we address it in good time,” he said. “I see these crises of change as being badly predicted.”

More at the source: Aga Khan warns climate change will affect Muslim world | GulfNews.com

http://www.radio.gov.pk/06-Nov-2016/agha-khan-warns-islamic-world-of-climate-change-threats
http://www.albawaba.com/business/climate-change-threatens-muslim-world-aga-khan-901138

 

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