[306_26_Hoe Ming Wei] Climate Change (What Can be Done About It? (Conserve…
[306_26_Hoe Ming Wei] Climate Change
What Is It?
Climate change is a change in global or regional climate patterns, largely due to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels.
Greenhouse gases are trapped in atmosphere
Traps heat, leading to increase in global temp
Burning of fossil fuels produces these gases
What Are Its Impacts?
Flooding and prolonged droughts.
Singapore imports more than 90% of our food.
Increased prices of food
Biodiversity and Greenery
A mean temperature increase of 1.5°C to 2.5°C
The natural diversity of Singapore's plants and animals are at risk.
Sea Level Rise
For low-lying islands, the rise in sea level poses the most immediate threat to the island.
Singapore. Much of our nation lies only 15 meters above the mean sea level.
What Can be Done About It?
Use Energy In A Smart Way
Switch Off Appliances At Power Sockets
Choose Energy Efficient lighting
Saves More Energy,
Purchase Energy Efficient Appliances
Make Changes To Daily Activities
Run washing machine on full load
Save about 10 liters of water
Shower in a lesser time
Water Efficient Appliances
Distinction graded washing machine
4 ticks tap
3 Ticks and above
, Excellent, Water products.
Monitor Family/House Water Usage closely
Minimise Waste Generation
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Buy less, Use lesser.
Reduces carbon emitted from manufacturing
Improved Waste Management
Doesn't have to spend much energy to burn them
Doesn't use large amounts of fossil fuels
Reduced Overall Carbon Emissions In Atmosphere
Renewable Energy Sources
Uses sun's energy to convert to electric
Uses wind to convert to electric
Allows trees to take in more Carbon Emissions
*new as in advanced or technology that reduces carbon footprints
Singapore has limited options in this factor