ISLAMABAD – During the past few years, changes in rain and snowfall patterns, rising temperatures and ever-expanding human settlements are resulting in changes that are disturbing the natural climatic patterns.A number of scientists and policy researchers sometimes argue that such changes are natural and have occurred before as well. However, there are others who attribute these patterns totally to human behaviour and climate change.Individualland Pakistan, in collaboration with Freidrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) has launched a series of sensitisation sessions on the climate change with media personnel. This engagement involves active training of print, radio and electronic media personnel on various issues as well as using media as an ally for change.As a part of this effort, IL-Pakistan held a one-day sensitisation session on climate change here at a local hotel on Monday. This session was the fourth of the series of sessions being conducted in this regard. Media personnel from Islamabad participated in the session. Shaukat Ali Ashraf moderated the session on behalf of Individualland Pakistan whereas Naseer Memon was the resource person.Participants were briefed about the basics of climate change for better understanding of the issue. The moderator stressed the need for better reporting of this issue on media as millions of lives are affected when floods and other natural calamities hit vulnerable populations. It was also stressed that media must play a positive role in informing people about this issue, so that they can make necessary changes to avoid the effects of climate change.