Arshad M. Khan

Arshad M. Khan

Arshad M. Khan is a retired US- based professor and occasional commentator. Educated at King's College London, OSU and The University of Chicago, he has a multidisciplinary background.

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Strands of kelp at Shelly Point in Beaumaris, Tasmania on September 7, 2019. The Tasman Sea is warming and once plentiful kelp forests have rapidly declined.  The kelp rising in 30-foot high stalks has been habitat for rare ocean life through recorded history.  Once present along the whole length of Tasmania's east coast, now little is left. Views
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Warming Ocean Currents Affect Weather and Environment
If one can imagine looking at our globe from the South Pole end, one can observe the ocean currents circulating water across the oceans. First one would notice a current all the way around the perimeter of the Antarctic. A surface current circulates clockwise but there is also a deep undercurrent...
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If such is the state of our earth in extremis, COP25 the UN Climate Change Conference, is endeavoring to mitigate the major cause: climate change. (Photo: EuroNews/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Earth In Extremis While Trump Plays Ostrich
Storms are savaging East Africa where rainfall in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is now over 300 mm (about a foot) higher than the 30-year mean tallied since 1981. The subsequent flooding and landslides have affected 2.8 million people displacing many and reportedly killing 300...
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AC Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma walks in St. Mark square on November 16, 2019 in Venice, three days after the city suffered the highest tide in 50 years. - Flood-hit Venice was bracing for another exceptional high tide on November 15, as Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city where perilous deluges have caused millions of euros worth of damage. (Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Venice Is Flooded—A Look at Our Coastal Future
If humans have been lucky, basking in the comforting warmth of an inter-glacial period for the last 10,000 years, that luck may be about to turn. Rest assured we are not entering a glacial period. No, our quest for greater comfort has us pumping fossil fuel residues in the air—particularly CO2—...
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Sunday, October 06, 2019
Dying Wildlife on a Warming Planet
The emaciated polar bear, a sorry remnant of magnificence, raiding garbage cans in an iconic, even infamous photo, is one consequence of global warming. As the September (2019) National Geographic cover story displays depressingly, Arctic ice collected over winter is sparser, thinner, and now...
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"Beautiful coral reefs succumb to plastic waste-borne bacteria depleting reef-supported fisheries." (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Of Animals and Bees and Flowers Wild as Earth Day Nears
Nature cheers us. Animals can be powerful, beautiful, sleek, graceful. A field of wild flowers chanced upon can take our breath away. Wordsworth so moved by 'a host of golden daffodils' put pen to paper, and we are richer for his poem. So it's distressing when scientists confirm our gut feelings...
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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Democracy or “Lobbyocracy”?
In July, the SEC fined Goldman-Sachs $550 million for failing to disclose vital information in selling an investment. But if there were fraud, as alleged, then why not a criminal case? John Paulson at Goldman-Sachs selected packages of mortgage loans that were most likely to fail and bet against them. At the same time, Goldman sold these to clients deceptively as ‘least likely to fail', and, as endorsed independently by ACA Capital Management. Goldman is not alone. In all six major lending institutions investigated, there has been evidence of fraud as well
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