Let me just start by saying that we're really glad that we have finally gotten this website off the ground. The response has generally been brilliant and so far, our batchmates in SSE have seemed to like it, which is great because they're the people that matter most (har har). I emailed the link to The Box Move to Dr. Asad Naqvi, our Physics instructor who has fast established his status as almost-deity at SSE, and he seems to feel that we need to expand our network of bloggers so we can have more people contributing to the blog. If you want to contribute essays, or just be a blogger who would like to share interesting (read science-related) articles, cartoons, videos or anything really, do let us know. We don't have an email address for The Box Move just yet, but hopefully we will soon. Till then, please approach us whenever and wherever you can, and hopefully we can expand this project.
In the interests of creating a trend, here is a link to an article published the The Economist recently in the Science and Technology section on how the oceans now absorb less and less carbon dioxide therefore leading to climate change.
Climate change has been pretty big for a while now, especially now as countries gather for the post-Kyoto conference in Copenhagen. Here's to hoping the world sees more California-like climate change reforms. And if us Pakistanis grow more aware of the dangers of global warming, legislation may follow to deal with the problem.
If you read the article, you'll know about the hypothesis published recently in Nature Geoscience that climate change is a bit like a positive feedback mechanism. The idea is that the more temperatures change and polar ice caps melt, the more oceans lose their ability to absorb CO2. If you want to read more, here's the actual article:
I'm out for now. Finals loom and I do think I have been ignoring IDE for a very long time now.
Again, we need all the help we can get, so if you want to be a part of The Box Move, just say the word and it'll happen.
P.S: Yes, we are trying to upgrade to our own domain. Soon.