Quamrul Haider

December 5, 2021
December 5, 2021

Can humans settle on Mars once Earth becomes uninhabitable?

In 1920, American poet Robert Frost mused: “Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.” Frost held “with those who favour fire.”

September 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Here comes the flood

With rapid industrialisation and increased technological complexity over the last two centuries, we seem to have lost touch with the magnitude of our effect on our surroundings.

August 17, 2021
August 17, 2021

IPCC issued a ‘code red’ alert, but is anyone listening?

As the world battles record-shattering heat waves, calamitous droughts, deadly floods and landscape-altering wildfires, a roughly 4,000-page report released on August 9, 2021 by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) spells out, in unequivocal terms, how anthropogenic climate change is ravaging our planet.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Thanks to climate change, nights are warming faster than days

In 1895, while studying past Ice Ages, Swedish chemist Svante Arrhenius showed that if carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were halved, temperatures could decrease by about five degrees Celsius.

July 18, 2021
July 18, 2021

Glimpse of the year 2050 in the summer of 2021

A leaked upcoming Assessment Report of the UN climate science advisory body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scheduled for release in February 2022,

June 5, 2021
June 5, 2021

Man, technology and the environment

The Homo sapiens, in their current evolved form, have been around on Earth for about 200,000 years. Many advances have taken place since then, with each advance seeming to have had a greater impact on our environment than the previous one.

May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021

Can Biden save our planet from overheating?

Every year, the Earth Day comes and goes while we continue to dig ourselves deeper and deeper toward climate and ecological disaster.

February 26, 2021
February 26, 2021

Amid global warming, why are we in a deep freeze?

During winter, more often than not, a large part of northern United States is pummelled by an Arctic blast, sometimes severe, sometimes less severe, that lasts for a week or two.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Can we create an environmentally liveable Bangladesh?

Since independence, Dhaka’s population ballooned from just about 1.5 million to over 21 million, a 14-fold increase as opposed to 2.5-fold for the entire population of Bangladesh. Hence, for all practical purpose,

December 15, 2020
December 15, 2020

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

On December 21, the first day of winter this year, the two gaseous giants in the solar system—Jupiter and Saturn—will put up a spectacular display in the evening sky.