Old Bangla Song At the current rate of poverty reduction, Bangladesh will require years to eliminate poverty in rural areas and 43 years to achieve the prime target of the Millennium Development Goals, a report prepared by a research organisation, Unnayan Onneshan, claims. Recent Preliminary Report of the Poverty Monitoring Survey by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics shows that the incidence of poverty by head count ratio on the basis of Food Energy Intake was
Al Gore's new book and movie, both titled An Inconvenient Truth, have been hailed by environmentalists--despite being filled with false or misleading claims about the science of global warming and related issues.
This page details errors in the bookRodale Bookswhich in summary include: Misleading links between weather events and climate change: Climate is the average of weather conditions over long time periods; because the climate system is inherently variable, individual weather events are not indicative of trends.
Nonetheless, Gore overwhelms the reader with many individual events, claiming this is global warming in action: To address the issue of climate change, all such events must be considered over time.
As it turns out, in several cases such analysis refutes any claims of recent trends for example, with regard to floods. In other cases, the scientific community is engaged in much research and debate.
Gore claims that there is "an emerging consensus" that hurricane activity is on the upswing due to global warming. The reality is that this is the subject of much debate in the scientific community: Of the various graphs and other data Gore presents, some of it is misrepresented.
Gore presents one graph, said to be temperature data derived from ice cores, to support the controversial claim of one research group--Mann et al. The graph is not the ice core data, however, but the Mann et al.
The broader claim is questioned by many scientists as well--much research suggests that temperatures around AD were about as warm as today--as well as the methodology used to support such claims. Gore uses another set of ice core data to claim that carbon dioxide concentrations have driven global temperatures for the lastyears.
He admits the actual relationship is "complicated", which is as close as he comes to admitting the fact that the temperature changes came first, and probably helped drive the carbon dioxide changes.
These aren't the only cases of sloppiness with data: Gore claims the hottest year on record wasbut in reality existing observations don't have the accuracy to discriminate between, say, anda hot year due to an extreme El Nino event. He claims that the increasing closures of the barrier's on Britain's Thames River show sea level is rising, but doesn't mention that the British government recently changed the rules for such closures, including closing the barriers to deal with low sea level; and he claims that a particular bird species is "in trouble" in the Netherlands due to climate change, but researchers report no change in this bird population.
He cites a peak in tornadoes in as further evidence, but this peak came from new technology permitting the counting of more weak tornadoes than ever before; comparison of consistent data shows no trends in tornadoes.
Exaggerations about sea level rise: Gore claims that potential melting of ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctic will force the "evacuation" of millions of people to escape sea level rise of 6 meters 20 feet.Well, most of us have read about the drastic drop in oil prices in the recent months.
While a cool down in the oil prices certainly augured well for the economy in general, many of us were left thinking what might be the reason for this drop in oil prices and its impact on the Shipping Industry.
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Inland Action strongly supports the Governor’s proposed budget allocation for the judiciary, and AB which would increase the number of judges in the Fourth Appellate District to eight with an appropriation of $m and would fund ten of fifty authorized judgeships and accompanying staff .
The new overtime rules that we’ve been talking about here for the last month were finally released by the Department of Labor today. This is no longer speculation; these rules are now final and will go into effect on December The changes will require an additional million American workers to be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a week.