Tag: global warming

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...

China says developed countries lack ‘political will’ on climate goals

Beijing on Wednesday accused developed countries including the US of doing too little to curb global warming, ahead of a UN summit discussing controversial issues including climate compensation. China is the world's second-largest economy and the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, but has repeatedly argued...

PM Lee to tackle how Singapore can fight global warming in National Day Rally speech

Singapore— In a Facebook post on August 15, Thursday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that he will be continuing from where he left off concerning global warming and rising sea levels in his National Day Message last week to talk about what Singapore...

Beautiful places in our world that may disappear due to climate change

One of the hottest (pardon the pun) and ubiquitous topics of controversy and concern these days is climate change. Global warming, with its melting glaciers, raging wildfires, and sinking islands, is transforming the very face of our earth—and it's not slowing down anytime soon. While...

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...