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October 31, 2018 Saima Baig no responses

Space news on Halloween: Landing on an asteroid, visiting Mercury and collecting solar data

On Hyabusa 2, Bepi Colombo and the Parker Solar Probe Read

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The Case of Jamal Khashgoggi

On Saudi Arabia, its despicable human rights record and how it has murdered one of its citizens in its own embassy in Turkey. Read

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Climate Change — 1.5 C is the least we need to do and it may not be enough

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impacts of global warming in South Korea, October 10, 2018. The Panel was requested to publish the Special Report by the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in its 21st session during which the Paris Agreement was […]

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Is climate change leading us to category 6?

It is quite likely that climate change is having an impact on the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and typhoons. In the last couple of weeks, the world has seen two major storms: Hurricane Florence, which hit the east coast of the US and Typhoon Mangkhut that has devastated the […]

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BLASPHEMY: PAKISTAN’S CURSE

Khan is new to this political game; he is going to test the waters very gently. There is no expectation that he will do away with the blasphemy laws and/or make any strides towards a more liberal and free society. I predict that more freedoms will be curtailed and there […]

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July 12, 2018 Saima Baig Climate change,floods,Japan no responses

Climate change impacts: Floods in Japan

(Picture Kyodo News/ AP via BBC) The impacts of climate change are now manifesting on a regular basis. Recently, severe flooding in Japan wreaked devastation across Hiroshima and has killed almost 200 people, with 1.5 million people being displaced. And this, in a country that has some of the best […]

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June 28, 2018 Saima Baig cannabis,legalize it,marijuana,UK no responses

Legalize it

(Published in Sedaa_Our Voices) The UK needs to legalize cannabis Read

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June 22, 2018 Saima Baig Antarctic,Global warming,ice loss no responses

Ice Loss Speeding up in the Antarctic

Antarctic sea ice losses are speeding up and have in fact surpassed estimates. Last week scientists (who are part of the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise) announced that 3 trillion tonnes of ice was lost between 1992 – 2017. Annual ice loss has more than doubled in the Antarctic Peninsula […]

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PAKISTAN AND THE NEW EAST INDIA COMPANY

(Published in Sedaa-Our Voices) “In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state,” said Charles de Montesquieu. On Pakistan and how its army controls it. Read

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Where Did The Water Go?

(Published in Dunya News) This growing water deficit is fast pushing Pakistan towards water poverty in the coming decades – a severe challenge for the government and policymakers. Without a sustainable and holistic water strategy and effective policymaking, a lot more cities and towns in the country will suffer the […]

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