Singapore feels heat from 'dangerous, human-made shift in climate'

By On November 03, 2018

Singapore feels heat from 'dangerous, human-made shift in climate'

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Singapore feels heat from 'dangerous, hu man-made shift in climate'
2016 ranked as the warmest year both globally and in Singapore, where a mean annual temperature of 28.4 deg C was recorded.
2016 ranked as the warmest year both globally and in Singapore, where a mean annual temperature of 28.4 deg C was recorded.
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While Singapore has been spared major natural disasters such as the series of typhoons that hit South-east Asia and neighbouring regions over the last three months, it has experienced its share of what life could be like under the effects of climate change.

This year alone, the island has experienced multiple flash floods, most recently on Sept 19, when roads in the Ang Mo Kio area were flooded after a particularly heavy bout of rain. Floods have hit the main shopping belt of Orchard Road, affecting businesses and lapping halfway up the tyres of cars.

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Climate of change A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 04, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore feels heat from 'dangerous, human-made shift in climate''. Print Edition | Subscribe Topics:
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