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S'pore could take bigger hits from climate change: IPCC report

Singapore has already experienced warming higher than the global average because of the urban heat island effect. (PHOTO: THE STRAITS TIMES)
Berita Harian, Phnom Penh Post News Online
11 Aug 2021
Bigger Hits Climate Change

SMU Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society Winston Chow, an expert on the impact of climate change on cities and who contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, said temperatures above 35 deg C in Singapore would be an uncomfortable experience as humidity magnifies thermal discomfort. Humans can adapt to this with air-conditioning and shade, but the country's native flora and fauna cannot. "Our trees and animals on land and sea don't have that luxury if there's a prolonged heatwave," Assoc Prof Chow added.