Tag: Climate Change

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

by Dessy SAGITA Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of the frontlines against fires blamed for aggravating global warming. Those leading the response are short on equipment, with some wearing just...

Brazil FM says ‘climatism’ a bid to restrict sovereignty

Brazil's foreign minister charged Wednesday that international efforts to fight climate change amounted to a plot to destroy national sovereignty as his country faces intense criticism over Amazon fires. Ahead of a major UN summit later this month aimed at stemming global warming, Foreign Minister...

Masagos Zulkifli to Malay community: Big picture issues are important

Singapore—At an hour-long session with members of the Malay community, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli expressed appreciation that the big picture of Singapore’s future and well-being, as well as everyday issues, were given attention to...

S$100 billion funding for climate change initiatives will come from borrowings, reserves

A continued study on equitable and sustainable methods of financing combined with borrowing, using past reserves and ministry budgets are among the methods that the Singaporean government intends to use to fund its ambitious S$100 billion climate change protective measures to ensure the safety...

Malaysian flying car project draws flak from netizen, UN rapporteur

A critic of the Pakatan Harapan government is at it again, this time around, she tackles the issue of flying cars promoted in Malaysia. In a Facebook post yesterday, Margaret Chan (Facebook user name) says the Pakatan Harapan government has a handful of quality ministers. She rants that...

Singaporeans want tax increases to be used to fund govt initiatives on climate change : Survey

In a climate change survey conducted by Mediacorp, a majority of Singaporeans and PRs (53 percent) called for the use of current and future taxes to fund initiatives to tackle climate change. 96 percent of respondents indicated they either “agree” or “strongly agree” that the...

Aircons bad for Singaporeans, builds up global warming effects on Singapore

Discovered to be a huge contributor to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in Singapore is the reliance on air-conditioners within housing blocks and office buildings as these effectively end up ejecting hot plumes that heat up the surroundings. The said aircons and the heat...

Singapore’s greenhouse gas emissions over 50m tonnes in 2014, but emission intensity one of world’s lowest

The most current figures on Singapore's greenhouse gas emissions show that the city-state generated over 50 million tonnes in 2014. While this is an increase from the 2012 emissions, Singapore's emission intensity is one of the world's lowest. On December 27, the Government submitted its...

Journalism that would really make a difference

We are living in a world where the scarcity of resources is becoming the number one issue that any corporations - and this include media corporations - should consider before they continue to march on in their destructive paths. Yes, we are all on a destructive...

EIU: Symbolic setback for the global effort to combat climate change

The decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is a symbolic setback for the global effort to combat climate change and may have little impact on commitments already made from the US private sector, said the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The EIU's Lead...