Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives for Bangladesh
|UW-L Author:||Rafique Ahmed, Ph.D.
|Other Author(s):||S. Dara Shamsuddin - Editor|
|Publisher:||Mofidul Hoque, Bangladesh|
Ahmed, Rafique and Shamsuddin, S. Dara . Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives for Mangladesh. Sahitya Prakash, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Mofidul Hoque, 2011.
This scholarly book has 111 pages, and contains eight chapters. Out of the eight chapters, three are contributed by four US authors (including myself), one by an Indian author, and the rest of the chapters were contributed by Bangladeshi authors. The first four chapters have global perspective which deal with the Greenhouse effect, global warming & climate change; Uncertainty in climate science & IPCC's role; Global Climate Modeling; and Sea level change - with special reference to Bangladesh. Chapter 8 (written by myself and my co-editor) has also global perspective which deals with the Major Global and National Issues & Concerns other than Global Warming/Climate Change. The other three chapters are specific to the climatic and environmental issues in Bangladesh.
About the Author
Dr. Ahmed has been a member of the Geography & Earth Science faculty at UW-L since 1984. His excitement for Geography is as strong today as when he first started teaching. Originally from Bangladesh, Dr. Ahmed has maintained a very strong research interest in the formation of the monsoons of that country and how they affect the land and people of the area. He has received several research grants for this endeavor from sources including the United Nations Development Program. His interest in climate is not just restricted to Bangladesh, he also enjoys teaching his students about the micro-climate and weather patterns here in the local area as well as on regional and global scales.