Tag: Climate Change

It’s getting hot in here—2019 was the second-hottest year ever recorded

It's 2020 now—good riddance, 2019, and no thanks for turning up the heat! According to NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), last year was the second-hottest ever recorded. Climate change has certainly done a number on our lives, and extreme...

ESM Goh on climate change: “Singapore cannot afford to be “drowned” a hundred years from now”

Speaking to youths in Marine Parade, Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong emphasized the issue of climate change seriously. In a Facebook post on Monday (Dec 16), ESM said that he spoke to youth on volunteerism and advocacy. He added, “Two issues of interest...

Minister Masagos cites importance of policy action in updating Singapore’s climate pledge

After five years, Singapore will be updating its climate pledge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli delivered Singapore's national statement at the United Nations COP25 climate conference held in Madrid on Tuesday (Dec 10). "Singapore will...

Marine life under threat from plummeting oxygen levels

The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks "dire effects" on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body said Saturday. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that around 700 sites had been identified globally...

Australian PM denies climate link as smoke chokes Sydney

Australia's Prime Minister on Thursday denied his climate policies had caused unprecedented bushfires ravaging the country and insisted his government was doing enough to tackle global warming. As dozens of new blazes scorched the countryside and the country's largest city was cloaked in hazardous smoke,...

Indonesian students leave behind tons of plastic waste in anti-government rally

Indonesia saw a series of demonstrations that has little to do with climate change or the noble struggle of Swedish student and climate activist Greta Thunberg. But the students in Jakarta and elsewhere in Indonesia left behind tons of plastic waste on the streets in...

Designer calls out fashion’s richest man on Thunberg attack

by Fiachra GIBBONS Vivienne Westwood designer Andreas Kronthaler hit out Saturday at fashion's most powerful man Bernard Arnault for attacking Greta Thunberg. The French billionaire and head of the LVMH conglomerate that owns labels like Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, and pop idol Rihanna's new brand Fenty,...

Climate change rally: why no protest against haze and forest fires of Indonesia?

Sometimes, a writer does not quite realise the accidental brilliance of his work. I am going to zoom in on a report in TODAY Online on the Hong Lim Park Climate Rally held on September 21. Nuggets of truth and unintended irony are sprinkled...

Dr M urges nations to fight climate change but defends Malaysia’s palm oil industry

Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged countries to prepare to fight against climate change and the natural disasters it brings instead of starting wars against one another. He delivered his speech at the 74th UN General Assembly in New York on Sept 27, 2019. "The world is experiencing...

Netizens are still reacting to blogger Xiaxue’s “cringe” comments on Greta Thunberg’s UN speech

On Monday, Singaporean blogger Xiaxue made waves on Instagram when she posted her strong opinions in reaction to Greta Thunberg's impassioned speech to the United Nations (UN) on climate change, calling her actions "so damn cringe". Social media largely criticised the influencer for her diatribe,...