Singapore’s heat is soaring twice as fast as the global average and she’s vulnerable as a low-lying island surrounded by the sea.
In Singapore, a small city-state experiencing rapid warming, climate change poses an existential threat. With temperatures rising twice as fast as the global average, concerns over extreme heat events and climate-related disasters are on the rise. Singapore’s vulnerability as a low-lying island state puts it at risk of coastal erosion, flooding, and damage to infrastructure. The projected sea-level rise, increasing temperatures, and extreme weather events could disrupt the economy, tourism, and citizens’ lives. The government is taking action by implementing a carbon tax, promoting electric vehicles and renewable energy, and encouraging sustainable practices. Despite its small size, Singapore recognizes the urgency of mitigating climate change and is committed to safeguarding its future through sustainable development.