Ahasanul Hoque

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Monthly Archives / October 2013

Why is Antarctic sea ice growing?

October 31, 2013 | Climate Change, Environmental Issues | by aHaSaN

Recently NASA reported that this year’s maximum wintertime extent of Antarctic sea ice was the largest on record, even greater than the previous year’s record. This is understandably at odds with the public’s perception of how polar ice should respond to a warming climate, given the dramatic headlines of severe decline in Arctic summertime extent. […]

Free Training Oppertunity for Students on Open Street mapping

October 28, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Along with GFDRR (https://www.gfdrr.org/) as part of their OpenCities initiative (http://opencitiesproject.com/cities/dhaka/) we are hosting a half day hands-on training session on the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap platform on Saturday 2nd November from 10 am to 2 pm at the World Bank Office (E-32 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar) covering the following: OSM Basics: How it works, it’s many uses & opportunities … as […]

The Places Europeans Actually Discovered, Mapped

October 15, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

The tiny islands that European explorers really did discover. In recent decades, respect for European explorers, such as Christopher Columbus, has waned, likely because these once-romanticized swashbuckling adventurers killed people, eradicated cultures, and “discovered” places that people (for example, the natives) already knew about. They did make some discoveries, though—lands never inhabited or where the […]

Its a Hard Choice: Nuclear over Coal ??

October 10, 2013 | Climate Change, Environmental Issues | by aHaSaN

Most of the world’s electrical power is generated by utilizing non-renewable energy resources such as coal or uranium. While each material has a long and productive history of powering electrical plants, they also provide environmental challenges that defy easy comparison. Only by examining the total lifetime risks of the coal and uranium used in energy […]

Which will Give the Signal Green: Coal or Nuclear ??

October 10, 2013 | Climate Change, Environmental Issues | by aHaSaN

Human-caused climate change and air pollution remain major global-scale problems and are both due mostly to fossil fuel burning. Mitigation efforts for both of these problems should be undertaken concurrently in order to maximize effectiveness. Such efforts can be accomplished largely with currently available low-carbon and carbon-free alternative energy sources like nuclear power and renewables, […]

Food Security Risk Index Map 2013

October 1, 2013 | GeoTechnology, Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

  This is a map created by risk analysis experts Maplecroft using the key elements of food security set by FAO. The Food Security Risk Index (FSRI) is calculated based on assessing 12 components of food security. The indicators include the accessibility and availability of food and the stability of food supplies across all countries. […]

Hunger Map 2013

October 1, 2013 | Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

The FAO Hunger Map 2013 has been published . This map displays nutritional information for developing countries. The data are based on the latest edition of FAO’s annual publication “The State of Food Insecurity in the World”. Most of the world’s hungry live in developing countries. According to the latest Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]