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জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন ও নতুন প্রজন্মের জন্য উদ্যোগ Download PDF version
 

উত্তর আমেরিকায় কর্মকান্ড

জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন ও নতুন প্রজন্মের জন্য উদ্যোগ

 

       পুরো পৃথিবীর দৃষ্টি ডিসেম্বর মাসে ছিলো ডেনমার্কের কোপেনহেগেনে আবদ্ধ। জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন বিষয়ক এযাবতকালীন সবচেয়ে গুরুত্বপূর্ণ সম্মেলন অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছে এই শহরে (ডিসেম্বর ৭-ডিসেম্বর ১৮)। গ্লোব্যাল ক্লাইম্যাট রিস্ক ইনডেক্স, সম্মেলনের দ্বিতীয় দিনে প্রকাশ করেছে ১৯৯০ সালের পর থেকে জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের কারণে পৃথিবীর সবচেয়ে ক্ষতিগ্রস্থ দেশ বাংলাদেশ। উন্নয়নশীল দেশগুলোর অংশগ্রহণের তালিকায় বাংলাদেশ তাই জোরদার ভূমিকা রাখছে। ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইনস্টিটিউট ফর এনভায়রনমেন্ট এন্ড ডেভেলপমেন্ট এর জলবায়ু বিষয়ক দলটির প্রধান বাংলাদেশী বিজ্ঞানী ডঃ সলিমুল হক প্রচারমাধ্যমে প্রশংসনীয়ভাবে তুলে ধরছেন জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনের সার্বিক ভয়াবহতার কথা। পৃথিবীর বিভিন্ন স্থানের মত বাংলাদেশের তরুণরাও পিছিয়ে নেই- সৃজনশীল নানা উপায়ে তারা অংশ নিচ্ছে জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন বিষয়ক সচেতনতা বৃদ্ধিতে। বিশ্বব্যাপী এই গণজাগরণে আমেরিকায় বেড়ে ওঠা বাংলাদেশী নতুন প্রজন্মকে শরিক করতে সানফ্রান্সিসকো বে এরিয়ার সংগঠন ‌পড়শী ও প্রগ্রেসিভ বেঙ্গলি নেটওয়ার্ক (পিবিএন) আয়োজন করেছিল এক চিঠি রচনা (লেটার রাইটিং) প্রতিযোগিতার। এই প্রতিযোগিতার নামকরণ করা হয়েছিল, উই ক্যান সেইভ বাংলাদেশ। জলবায়ু পরিবর্তনে বাংলাদেশের উপর প্রভাব এবং কোপেনহেগেন সম্মেলনে আমেরিকান প্রেসিডেন্ট বারাক ওবামাকে প্রগতিশীল নেতৃত্ব দেবার অনুরোধ জানিয়ে চিঠি লিখতে আহবান করা হয়েছিল সাত থেকে সতের বয়সী বাংলাদেশী আমেরিকানদের। জমা পরা চিঠিগুলোর মধ্যে সেরা চারটি পাঠানো হয়েছে প্রেসিডেন্ট ওবামার উদ্দেশ্যে হোয়ইট হাউসে। সেরা চারকে আরো উপহার দেয়া হচ্ছে একবছর গ্রীন পিস্ সংগঠনের সদস্যপদ। প্রতিযোগীতার বিস্তারিত রয়েছে www.wecansavebangladesh.com এই ওয়েবসাইটে। পড়শীর পাঠকদের জন্য আমরা চারটি চিঠি এখানে প্রকাশ করলাম

Letter 1 : Nayeer Ullah (Age : 10yrs)

Dear Barrack Obama,

I am sending this because I think that you should take notice for a country named Bangladesh, search it if you need to. Bangladesh is a country which is on the verge of going underwater. I’m pleading that you save our planet and save Bangladesh.

How:

 

1)      Making everyone aware of the global warming issue

2)      Recycling, power efficient technology, please reduce energy consumption

3)      Stop litering

 

   They are suffering. Please help these people.                             

 flood                        

Tsunamis                                                      

    Again a flood

Please Barrack we need your help.

Your supporter Nayeer Ullah

Nayeer Ullah which is me! Is 10 years old. He lives in California San jose evergreen in 2595 Brittway Quimby missions greens dr.

Letter 2 : Rebecca Rashid (Age : 15yrs)

Re: Climate Justice at Copenhagen Climate Conference

President Barack Obama 
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 200050

Dear President Obama,

            I am a fifteen year old girl seizing the opportunity to make a difference in the helpless country of Bangladesh. This small country contains half the population of the entire US within the confines of a region no larger than the state of Wisconsin. Unfortunately, most of the country lies only 12 feet above sea level, making it highly susceptible to damage. Bangladesh’s government is satisfied when it can keep its 150 million people fed and sheltered. Climate change the least of their worries. However, the rest of the world is highly aware of changing weather patterns, and what Bangladeshis are least educated on will be affecting them most.  The country of Bangladesh, having the 7th largest population in the world, only contributes an insignificant .2% of the world’s carbon emission. However, researchers predict that by the year 2050, the rising sea levels will wipe out more of Bangladesh than any other country in the world.                                                                                                                                                       I believe raising awareness and implementing adaptation are the primary solutions to addressing climate change issues in Bangladesh. At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate conference, I request of you to bring up the idea that raising awareness in Bangladesh will educate the people on the effects climate change will have on their country. By implementing a mandatory class for students in school, specifically on climate change, it will ensure the knowledge of the country’s next generation. Once the people understand the effects climate change, they must learn to adapt. The rising sea levels are dangerous, and will require the relocation of millions of civilians. Thousands of refugees will be forced to move to higher grounds for safety. America can help aid Bangladesh by implementing the strategies necessary to prevent and combat climate change. America can achieve this goal by sending American volunteers to speak and enrich people on this subject, including teens such as myself.              

            Growing up my mother used to tell me I was Bangladeshi. This never quite made sense to me since I was born and raised in America. My parents were Bangladeshi because they were born and raised in Bangladesh. So what was I? Only after growing up did I realize that my heart would always reside in two places. As you, President Obama, previously stated, “I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change…I’m asking you to believe in yours.” So I am here as a Bangladeshi and an American believing that I can make a difference, and hoping that you will give me the voice to do so. Thank you.

                                                            Sincerely,

                                                                        Rebecca Rashid
Letter 3 : Aumyo Firdous Hassan (Age : 15yrs)

10/30/09

Re: Climate justice at Copenhagen Climate Conference

President Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20050

Dear President Obama,

            My name is Aumyo Firdous Hassan, from San Jose, California. There are many things in our world define me: I am a sophomore at Evergreen Valley High School, I enjoy reading, I like the smell of lemons. However, none of these menial defining points compares to the pride I have as a Bengali, and as such, I feel that I am obligated to help my country, Bangladesh, in its time of need. Bangladesh is has been suffering from major climate change due to recent global warming. 

            Bangladesh is a third world country and is least responsible for the high Carbon Emission Rate, which by the way is 384.78 parts per million. Yet, it is one of the countries that are feeling the effects of global warming much more than high industrial nations, such as the United States. Bangladesh is subject to floods, tsunamis, as well as cyclones. These cataclysmic events have put people out of their jobs as well as their homes. These terrible events have even affected the Bangladeshi people’s staple crop, rice. Resulting from the floods, high levels of salinity have been killing the rice crop in Bangladesh.

            The people of Bangladesh are trying fervently to prevent the destruction of their country but they can only do so much with their resources. You, President Obama, however, can help the people of Bangladesh by creating a finalized version of the Copenhagen Protocol with the other leaders of the world which includes reducing the current Carbon Emission Rate to 350 parts per million. Please keep the people of Bangladesh in your mind when you attend the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

Sincerely,

Aumyo Firdous Hassan 
Letter 4 : Ayman Ullah (Age : 16 yrs)

To the President of the United States of America,

            The world is in the midst of one of the most severe economic problems it has seen in nearly a century. The country is at war, with fighting taking place outside of the nation as well as heated debates taking place in the Senate Hall. Despite these looming issues, we, the people, cannot forgot one of our most important duties—taking care of the world we live in for the generations to come.

            Recent studies show that global warming is a threat to the safety and well-being of millions of people around the world. Low-lying areas of the world, such as Bangladesh and Florida, are expected to be hard-hit if we do not take action now to try and remedy the environmental situation.

            Bangladesh is a country of more than a 150 million people. It is constantly afflicted with calamities; however, in recent years the number of calamities and disasters has been increasing, as seen most recently with cyclone Sidr. Bangladesh is also the only country in the world where people died fighting for their language. Not even America can boast of such a sacrifice, which is why it is essential that we do all that we can in order to save the future of Bangladesh. If we do not help to save the environment immediately, millions of lives and historic land will be endangered.           

            Simple policies that you can adopt would dramatically increase the chances the world has to fight the spread of global warming. By starting a campaign to raise awareness about the changing climate, the American people and the people of the world will be more in-tune with their environment and more self-conscious about what they are doing in order to help the environment. The US should also be the forerunner in developing alternative energy sources that lessen the amount of waste and toxic material given off. Recent efforts are gaining momentum, but we must turn to the sun, wind, and even the ocean for renewable, clean energy sources that will efficiently power our planet. By using new energy sources, we insure that gases that deplete our ozone layer are not produced excessively, and this should help lower the rate of global warming and facilitate to remedy the environmental situation.

            In conclusion Mr. President, Bangladesh, and the rest of the world, needs your help in order to insure a healthy and positive future for our future generations. If you take the initiative and adopt an environmentally-friendly plan, the rest of the world will too, since the United States is the frontrunner of all things great and revolutionary. 

Sincerely Yours,

                                                                                                            Ayman Ullah

 

মন্তব্য:
মিয়া সাহেব   January 22, 2010
Don't beg to USA. Global warming(Climate Change)or not Bangladesh faced and will face many natural furies. We have fight it ourselves.
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