Climate Change (Impacts Of Climate Change (Water Resources (Lack of…
Impacts Of Climate Change
Rise Of Sea Level
Singapore is a low lying island, with most parts of our country only 15m above sea level.
Increase in global temperature leads to ice melting at the poles.
Sea Levels rise and some parts of Singapore and other nations might be flooded.
Food in singapore is mostly imported.
Crops from other countries might be affected, leading to increase of food prices and decrease of certain food supply
Lack of Rainfall/Drought
SIngapore might experience low levels of water in our reservoirs, or worse dry out.
Unreliable source of water for Singapore.
May cause flooding due to the drainage systems blocked by debris in the water or there might be too much water .
Urban Heat Island Effect
Warmer Urban areas as buildings retain and emit heat.
Increased use of air conditioning, which may bring up energy usage of singapore
Higher domestic carbon emissions
Effect On Human Health
Heat stress caused by the increase in temperature.
Strongly impacts elderly, kids and infants.
People fall sick and experience more discomfort.
Affected by small temperature increases of 1.5 to 2.5 degrees celsius.
Nutrient storage, Soil Formations, and pollution absorption affected.
Measures taken to counter climate change
keeping the city cool
Green Mark to encourage eco friendliness in companies and buildings
reclaimed land to be build 125cm above highest recorded tide to prevent flooding
national biodiversity strategy and action plan
managing waters and floods
built an extensive drainage system to prevent flooding in many areas
enlargement of water catchment areas and investment into new water purification technology
vector borne diseases.
mosquito control and surveillance
minimise waste production.
use reusable/recyclable products.
Spread Awareness of climate change
Encourage others to do the right thing for the environment.
Get around using public transport
use electric cars or hybrid cars.
cut down carbon emissions from vehicles.
take shorter showers
use water efficient electronics.
Use energy efficient electronics.
Tubular flourescent lamps and compact flourescent lamps.
5 ticks energy rating.
Use Fans instead of Air conditioning