Photo: Raiyan Kamai
Baridhara is a zone designated for diplomats, high ranking civil and military officials, and politicians in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Most embassies are located in Baridhara and people works in embassies (foreigners) lives here. It is an affluent part of Bangladesh which is evident by local infrastructures. It is also the location of the American International School of Dhaka (most expensive school in Bangladesh).
Bangladesh, which has 156 million people (July 2009 est.) and the area is 144,000 sq km including 10,090 sq km of water, so the total land is 133,910 sq km. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable places to climate change. As the sea level slowly rises, this nation that is little more than a series of low-lying delta islands amid some of Asia’s mightiest rivers – the Ganges, Jamuna-Brahmaputra and Meghna. Bangladesh has more than 150 rivers cross Bangladesh and almost all rivers flows close to the danger marks during flood time. Experts said that major rivers like Jamuna and Padma could overflow at anytime if heavy rainfall occurs and continues for a week. (more…)
Human development and safety depends on having access to clean water, knowledge about hygiene and sanitary environment. According to the government, Bangladesh has already achieved a safe water supply and sanitary facilities for 80 percent of the population and improved the hygiene practices of 60 percent of the population by the help of UNICEF. While a multiple indicator cluster survey conducted in 2006 revealed that 39 percent of people had access to improved sanitation facilities. “Government figures are giving reasonable estimates of households that have a toilet of some description, but not necessarily conforming to the accepted slab and ring latrine which is a standard of improved sanitation,” Paul Edwards of UNICEF said. (more…)
The Arctic ice cap shrank so much that waves briefly lapped along two long-imagined Arctic shipping routes, the Northwest Passage over Canada and the Northern Sea Route over Russia. Complicating the picture, the striking Arctic change was as much a result of ice moving as melting.
A host of Arctic scientists say it is too soon to know if the global greenhouse effect has already tipped the system to a condition in which sea ice in summers will be routinely limited to a few clotted passageways in northern Canada.
As we move along with those pictures we can see the Arctic ice caps are melting but very fast. In 2005 the scenario was much worst.
All those pictures were taken on September 16th each year, which is right after the summer. Summer 2007 shows a record breaking loss of arctic sea ice. Experts attribute the changes to the interaction of wid. Weather, ice drift, ocean current and greenhouse gases. (more…)
World population is increasing day by day and our environment is changing day by day. We are changing our living style to eating habit. This video is a great example of it.
This video was made in fall 2006, University of Oregon, Geography Department.