Climate Change

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No Urgency On Climate Action

By appealing through pragmatic rhetoric – calling on Singaporeans not “to make sacrifices”, and instead “to save money … at the personal, national, and industrial level” (TODAY, Dec. 5) – it would appear that Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan is looking to spur the country into action. Yet campaigns in the past, such as those from the National Climate Change Secretariat, have made use of such appeals to no avail. A forthcoming campaign by the National Environment Agency is also looking to compare the cost of food waste and how the money could be spent otherwise, but previous endeavours have not been successful. Continue reading

A Southeast-Asian Nuclear Renaissance? Better Think Twice.

“In South-east Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have expressed interest in nuclear power and Singapore announced earlier this year it was conducting a feasibility study” (An Asian Nuclear Renaissance, Miss Venessa Lee). The report, “An Asian Nuclear Renaissance” (October 24, 2010) by Miss Venessa Lee, is a balanced commentary on the scientific and socio-political debates … Continue reading

Flash Floods: Is This Going To Be A Regular Thing, PUB? (Part Two)

Read the first part here. Bukit Timah, Orchard, then widespread floods over different parts of island: within a mere span of a single year Singaporeans have had to come to terms with the fact that our country is no longer spared from the onslaught of flash floods that has struck time and time again. We … Continue reading

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