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Urban Livelihoods in an era of climate change: household adaptations and their limitations in Dhaka, Bangladesh

The threats posed by climate change in Dhaka city and their implications for the livelihoods of the urban poor speaks to the urgency of a better understanding of household livelihoods and of whether and how low-income urban households can make successful adaptations to the increased economic, social and health vulnerabilities that they will face.In-depth research.. Read More

Climate Change and Agricultural Food Production of Bangladesh: an Impact Assessment using GIS-based Biophysical Crop Simulation Model

Agriculture is always vulnerable to unfavorable weather events and climatic conditions. Despite technological advances such as improved crop varieties and irrigation systems, weather and climate are still key factors in agricultural productivity. Often the linkages between these key factors and production losses are obvious, but sometimes the linkages are less direct. The impacts of climate.. Read More

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In Confronting Climate Change: Economic Priorities and Climate Protection in Developing Nations

The paper examines Bangladesh’s moves to address environmental degradation and natural resource management. It stresses that although the first imperative of any organised socio-economic activity at any level should be to eradicate poverty, economic growth and environmental protection do not necessarily conflict. The paper examines environmental aspects of the energy, transport, agriculture and forestry sectors.. Read More

In confronting climate change: economic priorities and climate protection in developing countries

The paper examines Bangladesh’s moves to address environmental degradation and natural resource management. It stresses that although the first imperative of any organised socio-economic activity at any level should be to eradicate poverty, economic growth and environmental protection do not necessarily conflict. The paper examines environmental aspects of the energy, transport, agriculture and forestry sectors.. Read More

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Cholera dynamics and El Niño-Southern Oscillation.

Analysis of a monthly 18-year cholera time series from Bangladesh shows that the temporal variability of cholera exhibits an interannual component at the dominant frequency of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Results from nonlinear time series analysis support a role for both ENSO and previous disease levels in the dynamics of cholera. Cholera patterns are linked.. Read More

Population pressure, environmental constraints and agricultural change in Bangladesh: examples from three agroecosystems

This study has examined the cultural ecology theory of agricultural change on the basis of a 40 year (1950–1990) temporal data set collected from 130 farmstead households living in three villages in Bangladesh. The villages represent xeric, wetland, and transformed irrigated rice agroecosystems. Owing to monsoon flooding and dry season shortage of water, both cropping.. Read More

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Climate and infectious disease: Use of remote sensing for detection of Vibrio cholerae by indirect measurement

It has long been known that cholera outbreaks can be initiated when Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, is present in drinking water in sufficient numbers to constitute an infective dose, if ingested by humans. Outbreaks associated with drinking or bathing in unpurified river or brackish water may directly or indirectly depend on such.. Read More

From nature-dominated to human-dominated environmental changes

To what extent is it realistic and useful to view human history as a sequence of changes from highly vulnerable societies of hunters and gatherers through periods with less vulnerable, well buffered and highly productive agrarian-urban societies to a world with regions of extreme overpopulation and overuse of life support systems, so that vulnerability to.. Read More

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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change for Bangladesh

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 1999

This book is based on a substantial study carried out by a team of experts in different fields from Bangladesh, following a common (IPCC) guideline and with technical support from the US Country Studies Team. The study has for the first time developed scenarios for the impacts of climate change on agriculture and water sectors,.. Read More

Climate change impacts and adaptation assessment in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is likely to be one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. This paper discusses the possible impacts of climate change in Bangladesh through tropical cyclones, storm surges, coastal erosion and back water effect. The possible increase in cyclone frequency in the Bay of Bengal, lying south of Bangladesh, due.. Read More

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