Bangladesh, generally characterized as a country of six seasons, possesses favorable climatic conditions for agricultural production and creates an approving condition for human habitation. The weather conditions of the country also show extremes and contrasts ranging from floods to drought conditions, from foggy cold weather conditions to high temperatures and from large-scale cyclonic events to local-level calm microclimatic situations. The book, in this context, presents an assessment of temperature and rainfall data by adopting a retrospective approach aiming to determine their subtle properties. The work also intends to identify if there is any change in the climate of Bangladesh.
Dr. Tawhidul Islam aims at developing scholarship through understanding the problems as they are contingent to the physical and cultural context of the society. He is trained in Geography and uses tools such as GIS and remote sensing fusing with social theories like political ecology to address social, environmental, development problems. He obtained PhD from the University Of Durham (UK) under the Commonwealth scholarship program in 2007. Dr. Islam is currently teaching in the Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Ananta Neelim is a young economist who takes a keen interest on environmental issues. Over the past one year he has been working as a lecturer at North South University, Bangladesh. He is currently enrolled in a doctoral program in economics in Monash University in Australia. He has a Bachelors degree in economics and a Masters degree in environmental policy from Bard College in the USA.