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Modern sediment supply to the lower delta plain of the Ganges-Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh

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Intra-Island Migration in Bay of Bengal

Peoples living in coastal and offshore islands of Bangladesh have been facing a problem of losing their homes and sources of livelihoods by natural hazards and are forced to move further into the sea. These increase their vulnerability socially and environmentally than any time before. Question may arise; why these […]

 
Climate change stalks coastal Bangladesh

Climate change stalks coastal Bangladesh

Oct 24, 2008 Triggered by climate change, frequent cyclones and storm surges are sweeping away Bangladesh’s existing landmass. Rising sea levels and increased salinity have not only affected farming in the country’s coastal areas but also caused mass migration, creating environmental refugees. Kutubdia, Bangladesh: The sea has crept almost 15 km into Kutubdia, an island off […]

 

Wildlife Protection Act-2012

Parliament has passed the Wildlife (Protection) Act-2012, mandating 12 years of imprisonment for killing a tiger or an elephant. Junior Minister for land Mostafizur Rahman on behalf of the Environment Minister raised the bill in which 1,307 species of plants and animals have been brought under protection. The bill was […]

 

History of Changes in the Earth’s Temperature

How Hot Has the World Got? The earth’s average temperature rose by 0.8°C (1.5°F) during the last century. That change is in the mean global temperature that has been calculated for each year since 1880. The history of average global temperature is based on data gathered around the world at […]

 

Surviving in a warmer world: A cover story by Gaia Vince*

Section: Features If the planet warms by 4 °C – as it might this century – it will change beyond all recognition. A radical new world order may be our only hope, says Gaia Vince ALLIGATORS basking off the English coast; a vast Brazilian desert; the mythical lost cities of Saigon, […]

 

‘We have seen the enemy’: Bangladesh’s war against climate change

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh ‘the world’s most aware society on climate change’ John Vidal in Gazipara guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 13.17 BST Grappling with solutions … villagers repair a vital flood-protecting embankment after Cyclone Aila struck in 2009. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Rebecca Sultan’s life has […]

 

Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation

Background Global climate change impacts on human and natural systems are predicted to be severe, far reaching, and to affect the most physically and economically vulnerable disproportionately. Society can respond to these threats through two strategies: mitigation and adaptation. Industry, commerce, and government play indispensable roles in these actions but so do individuals, […]

 

Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud

Interview: Dr. Nils-Axel Morner Dr. Nils-Axel Morner is the head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics department at Stockholm University in Sweden.  He is past president (1999-2003) of the INQUA Commission on Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, and leader of the Maldives Sea Level Project. Dr. Mörner has been studying […]

 

Vulnerability and population displacements due to climate-induced disasters in coastal Bangladesh

Abstract Climate  change  is  one  of  the  greatest  challenges  for  the  world  today.  The intensity and frequency of climate-induced disasters have been increased in recent years. The low-lying and  coastal  countries  like  Bangladesh  are  the most  vulnerable  to  the  adverse  effects  of climate  change.  These countries are already experiencing frequent […]