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Source: https://mothership.sg/2022/08/spore-could-hit-40c-by-2045-but-has-measures-in-place-to-tackle-rising-heat/

Heatwaves have been sweeping across various parts around the world, such as China, India and several European countries.

Singapore has not been spared from the effects of a warming climate.

Members of Parliament (MPs) took note of the rising temperatures as well, and posed several questions in Parliament on how Singapore is managing heat stress and the urban heat island effect at workplaces and in communities.

In response, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu highlighted on Aug. 2 that the heatwaves "portends the severe consequences" Singapore would face if steps are not taken to mitigate climate change.

"Singapore will not be spared the impacts of global warming," she emphasised.

Fu added that Singapore could see days with peak temperatures of 40°C by 2045.

She then laid out in detail the government's three-pronged approach to mitigating and adapting to the heat.

1. Understanding the science behind rising temperatures

The first of the government's strategies is to deepen the understanding of the science behind how rising temperatures can affect Singapore and its residents.

The Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) has been studying how global climate projections translate into localised effects here.

One focus of the studies is the El Niño phenomenon, which is typically associated with hot and dry weather in Southeast Asia.

To understand how heat affects the Singapore population, Fu shared that the government is also driving research and development to study the factors contributing to urban heat, testing different heat mitigation strategies, and assessing the effects of heat on public health.

2. Strengthening heat resilience in communities

To strengthen community resilience to climate change, the government uses a science-based approach to develop policies and guidelines.

Some segments of the population, like the elderly and outdoor workers, are more vulnerable to rising temperatures.

As such, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to study the effects of heat stress, and to ensure workplace guidelines are up to date based on the latest scientific evidence.

3. Designing effective heat mitigation strategies

Thirdly, the government currently has two broad categories of heat mitigation strategies.

Planting more greenery

The first is to promote cooling in Singapore's urban environment.

Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Kiat How shared more about some specific measures currently in place.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) requires building designs to limit heat gain from the outside, which improves the thermal comfort of the building's occupants.

BCA's Green Mark Scheme also recognises buildings that implement urban heat island mitigation measures such as planting greenery.

Similarly, to optimise thermal comfort, Tan shared that Singapore's HDBs face the north-south direction to reduce heat gain. The layouts of new estates are also designed to "harness existing wind corridors and optimise wind flow".

A pilot to use cool paint, which reduces ambient temperatures by up to 2°C, is also being conducted in existing HDB towns.

Additionally, more greenery is being planted in residential and industrial estates, and on the tops of multi-storey carparks in the form of urban farms and community gardens.

Tan cited studies which show that intensified tree planting in Singapore can reduce midday temperatures in the area by up to 0.9°C.

Reducing individual energy consumption

The second category, which Fu elaborated on, are measures used to reduce heat generated from human activities such as from homes, roads and industries,

Examples of such measures are efforts to electrify the local vehicle population, and to increase the energy efficiency of industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

At the individual level, the government has also been encouraging the use and purchase of more energy efficient appliances, through the introduction of the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme.

When individuals reduce their energy consumption, the energy generated by power stations will also be reduced, therefore reducing both the production of heat and carbon emissions.

Fu concluded:

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"Although Singapore has so far not faced heat crisis on the same scale as other countries, it will not be possible to avoid the rise in temperatures due to global warming. We must continue to engage and co-create solutions with the community to enhance our resilience to climate change."

 

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Just now, kobayashiGT said:

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Source: https://mothership.sg/2022/08/spore-could-hit-40c-by-2045-but-has-measures-in-place-to-tackle-rising-heat/

Heatwaves have been sweeping across various parts around the world, such as China, India and several European countries.

Singapore has not been spared from the effects of a warming climate.

Members of Parliament (MPs) took note of the rising temperatures as well, and posed several questions in Parliament on how Singapore is managing heat stress and the urban heat island effect at workplaces and in communities.

In response, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu highlighted on Aug. 2 that the heatwaves "portends the severe consequences" Singapore would face if steps are not taken to mitigate climate change.

"Singapore will not be spared the impacts of global warming," she emphasised.

Fu added that Singapore could see days with peak temperatures of 40°C by 2045.

She then laid out in detail the government's three-pronged approach to mitigating and adapting to the heat.

1. Understanding the science behind rising temperatures

The first of the government's strategies is to deepen the understanding of the science behind how rising temperatures can affect Singapore and its residents.

The Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) has been studying how global climate projections translate into localised effects here.

One focus of the studies is the El Niño phenomenon, which is typically associated with hot and dry weather in Southeast Asia.

To understand how heat affects the Singapore population, Fu shared that the government is also driving research and development to study the factors contributing to urban heat, testing different heat mitigation strategies, and assessing the effects of heat on public health.

2. Strengthening heat resilience in communities

To strengthen community resilience to climate change, the government uses a science-based approach to develop policies and guidelines.

Some segments of the population, like the elderly and outdoor workers, are more vulnerable to rising temperatures.

As such, the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) is working with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to study the effects of heat stress, and to ensure workplace guidelines are up to date based on the latest scientific evidence.

3. Designing effective heat mitigation strategies

Thirdly, the government currently has two broad categories of heat mitigation strategies.

Planting more greenery

The first is to promote cooling in Singapore's urban environment.

Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Kiat How shared more about some specific measures currently in place.

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) requires building designs to limit heat gain from the outside, which improves the thermal comfort of the building's occupants.

BCA's Green Mark Scheme also recognises buildings that implement urban heat island mitigation measures such as planting greenery.

Similarly, to optimise thermal comfort, Tan shared that Singapore's HDBs face the north-south direction to reduce heat gain. The layouts of new estates are also designed to "harness existing wind corridors and optimise wind flow".

A pilot to use cool paint, which reduces ambient temperatures by up to 2°C, is also being conducted in existing HDB towns.

Additionally, more greenery is being planted in residential and industrial estates, and on the tops of multi-storey carparks in the form of urban farms and community gardens.

Tan cited studies which show that intensified tree planting in Singapore can reduce midday temperatures in the area by up to 0.9°C.

Reducing individual energy consumption

The second category, which Fu elaborated on, are measures used to reduce heat generated from human activities such as from homes, roads and industries,

Examples of such measures are efforts to electrify the local vehicle population, and to increase the energy efficiency of industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

At the individual level, the government has also been encouraging the use and purchase of more energy efficient appliances, through the introduction of the Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme.

When individuals reduce their energy consumption, the energy generated by power stations will also be reduced, therefore reducing both the production of heat and carbon emissions.

Fu concluded:

 

Will Minister Fu activate the SERS programme at my house so that they can build more tree? :grin:

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ladies in bikini and guys in trunk

 

if no confident one work from home stay at home 

 

wear less AC less 

 

time to legalise full nudity too 🤩

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1 minute ago, Inlinefour said:

ladies in bikini and guys in trunk

 

if no confident one work from home stay at home me

 

wear less AC less 

 

time to legalised full nudity too 🤩

Mai la.

Wait throw up whole day 

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Just now, inlinesix said:

Mai la.

Wait throw up whole day 

deployment of climate police as well

those causing nauseous symptoms to public

will be placed on stay home notice 😃

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5 minutes ago, Inlinefour said:

ladies in bikini and guys in trunk

 

if no confident one work from home stay at home me

 

wear less AC less 

 

time to legalised full nudity too 🤩

Legislate the energy market to make it more affordable for household to switches on their Aircon 24/7.

OR install more solar penal for highest Aircon power consumption. 😁

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Force shield technology by 2045. Like this tv show, "under the dome". LoL...

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Then in 2049 you can piak piak with your AI, Ana de Ah Mah.

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Talking shit, planting a few trees here and there in the city isn't going to have a significant net impact.

The unrelentless urbanisation by the authorities will only serves to exacerbate the problem. Accidental clearing of Kranji Woodland, re-urbanisation of Tengah, Lim Chu Kang for even more BTOs are all guilty of the problem.

You stop the target of 10 million population, you reduce the need to build more concrete jungles. This will bring the heat down. It is no coincidence you see the highest average temperatures at Tuas, Keppel-West Coast and downtown CBD. 

Lowest temperatures at Lim Chu Kang (27.7) due to less buildings, Bukit Timah (28.6) due to the close proximity to nature reserves at BT, Mandai, Upper and Lower Peirce and Changi Village (28.5). Best is Pulau Ubin at 26.5 lah, all trees and zero concrete jungle. 

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17 minutes ago, yishunite said:

40°C? I no scared!!!

Singapore in 2046 swimming pool feature for every home!!!

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I tink that's istana in 2045...hope still have open house on 9/8..😅

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41 minutes ago, Kopites said:

Legislate the energy market to make it more affordable for household to switches on their Aircon 24/7.

OR install more solar penal for highest Aircon power consumption. 😁

multi millionaire will impose AC tax so that they could laugh to the bank 

 

look at EV know already 

 

profit above people 

 

never fail to suck 24/7 🤑🤑🤑

 

again

 

whats wrong with collecting more money 💰 

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2045? If i short-life, i might not even live until that year to feel the 40 deg. 😂

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1 hour ago, Inlinefour said:

ladies in bikini and guys in trunk

 

if no confident one work from home stay at home 

 

wear less AC less 

 

time to legalise full nudity too 🤩

already happening mah. All the office lady now change to yogi attire liao. hahahah. 

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36 minutes ago, Lethalstrike said:

Talking shit, planting a few trees here and there in the city isn't going to have a significant net impact.

The unrelentless urbanisation by the authorities will only serves to exacerbate the problem. Accidental clearing of Kranji Woodland, re-urbanisation of Tengah, Lim Chu Kang for even more BTOs are all guilty of the problem.

You stop the target of 10 million population, you reduce the need to build more concrete jungles. This will bring the heat down. It is no coincidence you see the highest average temperatures at Tuas, Keppel-West Coast and downtown CBD. 

Lowest temperatures at Lim Chu Kang (27.7) due to less buildings, Bukit Timah (28.6) due to the close proximity to nature reserves at BT, Mandai, Upper and Lower Peirce and Changi Village (28.5). Best is Pulau Ubin at 26.5 lah, all trees and zero concrete jungle. 

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Seems like pula ubin is the most cooling one. hahahaha. 

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1 minute ago, kobayashiGT said:

already happening mah. All the office lady now change to yogi attire liao. hahahah. 

actually very hot to wear yoga pants 

inside wet wet sticky 🤣🤣🤣

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