Interaction Between Population Environment and Climate Change

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Interaction between Population Environment and Climate Change

Professor Ahmad A.N Neaz, DSSc.

American International University- Bangladesh (AIUB)

Integration of Population and Gender into National and Sectoral Planning (IPGNSP) Project; Sponsored by the Government of Bangladesh and UNFPA

October 21st 2011

Executive Summary

It is our belief that today, the greatest desire of mankind should be the creation of a civilization in which utmost respect is paid to the human being themselves. This goal can only be achieved by developing knowledge base and its practices through inter-disciplinary approaches and cooperation of intellectuals belonging to various fields of disciplines. It has become imperative to prioritize the actual need and effective mix of evidence based research on human actions and its possible impact on the nature for proper learning and practices to respond to the environmental requirements in order to save our planet [1]. The objective of this endeavor is to identify the interaction between population, environment, climate change and its consequences on the natural laws, sustainable development and more importantly the future of our planet. Manipulations of natural laws beyond certain limit by human interventions have had serious environmental consequences even in the less developed countries like Bangladesh.

Throughout the beginning of human civilization until the industrial revolution world population had been inadequate in number to exploit the natural resources in an optimal manner. The Newtonian paradigm followed by industrial revolution created a tremendous human capacity to act and exploit the natural resources. But it did not take into consideration what could be the consequences of those actions on the nature. Unlike human actions, nature is indeterminate and not ruled by central planning [2]. The industrial revolution created a tremendous explosion in the production by...