Singapore is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world – with maximum daily temperatures predicted to reach 35-37 degrees Celsius by year 2100. As the world gears up to slash global emissions after the alarming report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2018, we explore how, beyond climate change, the urban heat island effect spells trouble for future Singapore.
#WhyItMatters host Joshua Lim speaks to Dr Muhammad Eeqmal at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore, Dr Jason Lee from the Department of Physiology at the National University of Singapore, Dr Matthias Roth, geography professor at NUS, and Dr Gerhard Schmitt of the Singapore-ETH Centre.
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