Migration in response to climate change should not be seen as a failure to adapt, but as a strategy undertaken to increase household resilience. This will, however, happen when migration is planned and supported and not under distress. This article focuses on people’s movements in the aftermath of cyclone Aila. It looks at factors influencing.. Read More
The recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirmed that there is overwhelming evidence that the global climate will severely affect human health. Climate change might have severe consequences on public health in Bangladesh, especially in light of the poor state of the country’s public health infrastructure. A number of possible direct and.. Read More
It has been reported that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) influences the interannual variation of endemic cholera in Bangladesh. There is increased interest in the influence of the Indian Ocean dipole (IOD), a climate mode of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability, on regional ocean climate in the Bay of Bengal and on Indian monsoon rainfall. We explored.. Read More
Migration as an Adaptation Strategy and Its Consequences on Coastal Society: Experience from Bangladesh
In this article I investigated the complex relationship between disasters, migration and pov-erty in a case study carried out in one of the poorest and most disaster-prone countries in the world. The focus was set on individual household and community adaptation strategies. Through a literature review in this field I have developed and tested my.. Read More
Biomass fuel use, burning technique and reasons for the denial of improved cooking stoves by Forest User Groups of Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangladesh
Use of biomass fuel in traditional cooking stoves (TCS) is a long-established practice that has incomplete combustion and generates substances with global warming potential (GWP). Improved cooking stoves (ICS) have been developed worldwide as an alternative household fuel burning device, as well as a climate change mitigation. A study was conducted among female Forest User.. Read More
Application of Regional Climate Model Simulation and Flow Data for Assessing Future Water Availability in the River Jamuna.
Among the multifarious dimensions of climate change, alteration of precipitation pattern with associated changes in runoff and subsurface flow, rise in surface temperature and consequent increase in evaporation rate are sure to have direct impact on the future water availability of major river systems in Bangladesh like the Jamuna. The characteristic trends of historical riverdischarge.. Read More
The author argues that South Asia suffers from a fresh water resource crisis. The author asserts that a water resource rivalry has developed in the region formally grouped as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The author states that the scarcity of water resources has created rivalries among the SAARC and that such.. Read More
The paper summarizes the traditional means of forecasting and preparing for 17 natural hazards by the indigenous communities of the Southeastern hilly region of Bangladesh, a region not well-understood in terms of impacts of natural disasters. The study records communities’ perceptions of the frequency and severity of hazards over the last decade and identified.
Deforestation in the tropical developing countries is the critical environmental concern to ecologists and environmentalists. Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) hypothesis is critical to understanding the development path of a nation in relevance to its environment. The dictation of national economic growth to deforestation can be found through the study of EKC. To understand the EKC.. Read More
This paper integrates information on climate change, hydrodynamic models, and geographic overlays to assess the vulnerability of coastal areas in Bangladesh to larger storm surges and sea-level rise by 2050. The approach identifies polders, coastal populations, settlements, infrastructure, and economic activity at risk of inundation, and estimates the damage versus the cost of several adaptation.. Read More