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Arshad M Khan is a former Professor. Educated at King's College London, Oklahoma State University and the University of Chicago, he has a multidisciplinary background that has frequently informed his research. He was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers. He has been a CPA and CMA in the U.S. as well as a Registered Professional Engineer. For many years he has contributed occasionally to the print and electronic media.
Monday, August 19, 2019 From West to East a Somber Week
Death and strife in a week that saw one tragic result of plastics in the seas; Kim firing off missiles in pique at the slow progress of his deal with the US; an effort to oust Boris in the UK; and the perennial problem of Kashmir where the stakes have been suddenly raised and two nuclear-armed nations are facing off.
(2 comments) Saturday, August 3, 2019 Can Recycling Really Solve the Environmental plastics Problem?
Article reports on recycling of plastic waste, its pervasiveness in general, landfills and composting, its presence in oceans not just on the ocean surface, as is often assumed, but at depths to more than 1000 meters, and possible solutions including biodegradable plastics.
Friday, July 26, 2019 When Boris Became Prime Minister ...
Looks at the new cabinet and many more than usual firings as Boris takes revenge. Perhaps not the smartest move given the thorny issues facing him.
(2 comments) Friday, July 19, 2019 Rebukes and Worries for Trump
The piece looks at how trump fared with the 'squad of four' and his worries through his own game playing with Iran.
(2 comments) Friday, June 28, 2019 Climate Chaos, the Science and Our Own Responsibilities
After the blocking of the 1.5C report at the Bonn climate meeting, its contents is excluded from UN deliberations. One answer is to lay out the facts and rely on a democratic push by the public to encourage their governments to take action.