An article by Feng Zengkun, The Sunday Times.
Singapore should brace itself for hotter and wetter days in the next century.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) on Saturday held its own briefing on what a long-anticipated global climate change study by a United Nations panel – which was released on Friday – means for Singapore.
According to NEA’s preliminary findings, if the earth heats up by 2100 as expected, very heavy storms in Singapore will “very likely” become even more frequent and intense.
A 3 deg C rise in Singapore’s temperature, for instance, means that a very heavy storm, which has a 1 per cent chance of happening in any given year, will be five times as likely to occur.
Heavy storms have already become more frequent here in the last few decades, according to the Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS).
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