Professor Mohammad Alamgir, member of the Bangladesh University Grants Commission (UGC) said, “Climate change is an important issue in the present world. As a result, global temperatures are rising everywhere. For our country it is a matter of great concern”.
He said this while attending the inaugural ceremony of a training seminar titled ‘Climate Change: Effects and Adaptation’ organised by Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (CESER) as the chief guest on Tuesday morning.
Compared with the past 40 years, we can see that there has been a radical change in many areas around the world and we have adapted to that change. In the same way, we should try not to be afraid of climate change rather adapt to it, as the effects of climate change are not always bad. Our universities need to increase the importance of research on this topic, he added.
CUET Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam was the special guest at the event. Head of the Department of Civil Engineering Dr. Sudip Kumar Pal chaired the seminar while CESER Chairman Dr. Farzana Rahman Juthi delivered the welcome speech.
Dr Mohammad Rafiqul Alam said the entire world is now concerned about the impact of climate change. Bangladesh is also in grave danger and it is predicted that one-third of the country's coastal areas may drown. Therefore, our universities must continue to do basic research on the impacts of climate change.