Friday, May 15, 2009

Ice sheet melt threat reassessed

Researchers reassessed the sea level rise that can happen if WAIS melts. Previously the projection was 5-6 meters. The revised estimation is 3.3 meters which is still high enough to put low-lying countries like Bangladesh in a lot of troubles. We need to work faster to find a solution to this problem. The pace of green house emission reduction is no where near satisfactory. Actually, the emission is not reducing at all. We all should act as a responsible world citizen and adopt green behaviour in every aspect of our life.

Monday, May 04, 2009

PM okays draft MoU on N-plant with Russia

I am delighted to learn that prime minister okayed a draft MoU on setting up nuclear plant with Russia. It seems to be a great step to solve the perennial energy problem of Bangladesh. If this deal goes through, it will put an end to the agony people of Bangladesh are going through for decades. Though land was allocated for the project back in 1961, no government took any action to materialize the project. But we should be cautious and aware of the details of the deal if it is finalized in future. Previously, deals with large finances went horribly wrong because of corrupt people of our country. They sold country's interest for their petty personal gain. I hope this time everything is right with this new promising government.

Spiraling population challenges Bangladesh

Mahfuz R. Chowdhury wrote an excellent article about the uncontrolled population growth of Bangladesh. The concerns expressed by the article are very similar to my ones. I wrote about this population growth problem couple of times here in my blog. I expressed concern about it to Sajeeb Wazed Joy, son of Bangladesh's current prime minister, here but got no response from him. I wonder when our leaders will start to address this issue.

Programmer Cartoons

A friend of mine sent me this link. It has some really hilarious cartoons. Enjoy!