[308_14_Serlin Tay] Climate Change (What Are The Impacts Of Cimate…
What Can We Do To Manage Climate Change
We can do it in a smart way and achieve the same results, not only using less energy, we also lower our energy bills. For example, we can use the fan instead of the aircon. We can also choose energy efficient lighting like LEDs.
We can also take the public transport more than cars to reduce carbon emissions or you can buy a green car.
We should start to reuse, reduce, recycle. Not only that we can also spread the word of saving earth to everyone so that they can also play a part in saving the earth and slow down or even stop climate change.
We should look out for the Water Efficiency Label when choosing water appliances. We can also take shorter showers and wash our clothes in full loads, repairing leaks promptly and monitor our water consumptions to make improvements.
They have implemented an integrated evidence based dengue control programme consisting of mosquitoes surveillance and control and many more.
Singapore Land Authority🚇🚇🚘🚘:
They are closely monitoring our sea levels to guide adaptation planning.
They are searching for ways to help ensure sustainable water supply through seawater desalination and NEWater. They have also developed an extensive water drainage system to prevent floods.
Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Park Board🛤🛤🏕🏕:
They are working closely to extend our green cover island wide by adding new parks and green spaces.
Building and Construction Authority🏗🏗🏘🏘:
They provide incentives to encourage building owners to aim for higher Green Mark Standards for both new and old buildings.
What Are The Impacts Of Cimate Change
The effects of climate change, such as intense storms and prolonged droughts, are one of the trends threatening global food security. In Singapore, we are particularly vulnerable to fluctuations in global food supply and prices, as we import more than 90% of our food.
Urban heat island effect🌡🌡🔥🔥:
Urban areas tend to be warmer due to the replacement of natural land cover with buildings that retain or produce heat. Higher annual temperatures can lead to greater use of air-conditioning, increasing Singapore’s energy demands. This results in higher domestic carbon emissions.
Effect on public health😷😷🤒🤒:
vector-borne diseases like dengue are endemic. In addition, frequent and severe instances of warm weather may lead to more occurrences of heat stress and discomfort among the elderly and sick.
Biodiversity and greenery🐾🐾🌳🌳:
A mean temperature increase of 1°C could affect the natural diversity of Singapore's plants and animals at risk, as this alters our ecosystem’s natural processes such as soil formation, nutrient storage and pollution absorption.
Periods of drought can affect the reliability of Singapore's water supply, while sudden intense rainfall could overwhelm our drainage system and lead to flash floods due to an increase in the intensity of weather variability.
What Is Climate Change?
It refers to change in weather for a long period of time
Humans activities are the main cause of it due to burning large amounts of fossil fuels to get energy