Climate change affects Singapore flood risk [News]

September 29, 2013 by  
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By Melissa Chong, Channel NewsAsia, 22 Sep 2013.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is slated to release the first part of its latest report on climate change on September 27.

Governments around the world will be watching to see what hundreds of climate scientists have to say about the potential impacts for their regions.

As for Singapore, its top concern is likely to be how climate change could affect our flood risk.

The United Nations report is published every five to six years, and highlights the latest findings in the rise of temperatures, sea levels and extreme events like floods.

Results in 2007 were comparable to findings by Singapore’s National Climate Change Secretariat. By 2100, sea levels around Singapore could rise by up to 0.65 metres while temperatures could increase by up to 4.2 degrees Celsius.

Singapore’s inter-agency Resilience Working Group (RWG), which is tasked to oversee the government’s efforts to fight climate change, said the ministries will review their plans based on the latest data.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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