Our earth’s climate is changing. Heat waves are likely to be more frequent and longer-lasting, extreme rainfall will become more intense and frequent, and the global mean sea level will rise.
In 2015, the Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) and the United Kingdom’s Met Office Hadley Centre concluded Phase 1 of the Second National Climate Change Study. The study analysed Singapore’s climate up to the year 2100 and projected that Singapore is likely to become warmer, experience more frequent and heavier storms, and face rising sea levels.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR US?
Quite simply, all of us – in Singapore, and across the world – must act now, and act responsibly. Countries must work together to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We must take immediate steps to preserve our environment for future generations
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SINGAPORE
Singapore is a low-lying, densely-populated tropical island city-state. We are vulnerable to the effects of climate change and variability. Three examples of Singapore experiencing the effects of climate change and variability are shown on the right. While natural climate variability may have played a part in these recent events, extreme conditions are likely to become more intense and frequent due to climate change. It is therefore important for Singapore to prepare for climate change.