• Wednesday, July 30, 2014

World Environment Day 2014 Special

Rising sea level: Emerging threat to human security

Published Date: June 5, 2014
Rising sea level: Emerging threat to human security

It is alarmingly noted in the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC's Working Group-I (WG-I) entitled “Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis” that the Global Mean Surface Temperature (GMST) has increased throughout the last 19th century, and past three decades have been warmer than all the previous decades followed by the warmest...

Published Date: June 5, 2014
Combating climate change impact

Combating climate change impact

Global warming is a major challenge for Small Island Developing States  (SIDS), it is causing ocean levels to rise. Due to their small size and isolation, SIDS are more vulnerable to natural and environmental disasters, climate change and sea-level rise. However, these islands have also been successful in overcoming their environmental problems. From...

Published Date: June 5, 2014
Coastal islands: A tale of captivity, displacement and migration

Coastal islands: A tale of captivity, displacement and migration

Bangladesh is experiencing both predictable and unpredictable climate change impacts every year. Sea level rise, increased salinity and drought have become very familiar with our country. Most of the rivers of Bangladesh flow from north to south, silting up the mangroves delta and draining into the Bay of Bengal. The mangrove is a...

Climate Change

Published Date: June 5, 2014
Impacts of El Niño in Bangladesh

Impacts of El Niño in Bangladesh

Currently there is an 80% chance of an El Niño [(e.g., positive or warming sea surface temperature in the eastern Pacific (SST-EP)] developing by July-August-September, or it may develop by October-November-December this year. Whatever the timeframe is, this El Niño could have a huge global impact and may be even more severe than...

Published Date: June 5, 2014
Adapting to climate change impact: An initiative in coastal Bangladesh

UTTAR Haldibunia is a village under Mongla upazila of Bagerhat district. The village is inhabited by several thousand people, most of whom are farm labourers. Agriculture is the only source of their income. But when 'Aila,' the cyclone with enormous tidal bore, hit the village a few years ago, they became jobless. This is because of their inability to cultivate crops following salinity infestation of their land. They being unable to combat salinity, most of their lands remained barren....