Climate change

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Why is more extreme weather conditions expected in Singapore?
What are the impacts of Climate Change on Singapore?
How can Singapore mitigate the impacts of Climate Change?

Sea levels are projected to rise between 0.25m and 0.76m towards the end of the century, according to Singapore's Climate Action Plan published in 2016 by the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS).

As a low-lying island, the rise in sea level poses the most immediate climate change threat to Singapore. The following are some efforts to mitigate the impact of sea level rise due to climate change 

1. In 2010, the Building and Construction Authority's (BCA) carried out shoreline restoration works to stabilise a section of the beach at East Coast Park.Large sand-filled bags were laid several metres into the ground to be level with the low tide, helping to reduce sand erosion.

2. In 2011, the minimum land reclamation level in Singapore was raised from 3m to 4m above the mean sea level. 

3. In 2016. Singapore raised the coastal Nicoll Drive in Changi by up to 0.8m. It was Singapore's first road-raising project of its kind.

4. Today, over 70 per cent of Singapore's coastline is protected with hard structures such as sea walls and rock slopes.



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Causes and Effects of Climate Change from National Geographic

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Volcanoes erupt across Asia

As twitted by United Nations International Strategies for Disaster Reduction, the Ring of Fire is active following the eruption of several volcanoes today across Asia.
When did this occur?
Where are the areas affected?
Who are affected?
Why are most of the volcanoes found along the Ring of Fire?
What are the risks associated with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes?
How can the risks from tectonic hazards be reduced?


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Lower temperatures in Jan 2018

Ice and snow in a tropical country. For my Geography students, the influence of altitude. Can you remember how altitude affects temperature? Mt Kinabalu is 4095m tall.

When did Mt Kinabalu experience cold temperatures? Where is Mt Kinabalu located?
Why did Mt Kinabalu experience cold temperatures though it is located near the equator?
What are the other factors affecting temperatures?
 Who do you think  are affected by the cold temperatures?
How does temperature affects people and human activities?

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Flash Flood in Singapore

View the video on the flash flood  in Singapore which occurred on 8 Jan.
What cause the flash flood?
Who are affected?
Where are the areas affected?
When did it occur?
Why does Singapore experience more rain from Nov to Jan?
How can the damage from flooding be mitigated?

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Cold weather in US and Canada

Look at the video on how cold temperatures affect the countries.

When do the countries experience cold temperatures?
Where are the countries affected?
Why do the countries experience cold temperatures this time of the year?
What are the other factors affecting temperatures?

Who do you think the cold temperatures affect most?
How does temperature affects people and human activities?

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Eruption of Mount Agung, Bali

Learn more about the eruption and the impacts of the eruption in Bali.

When did the volcano shows signs of eruption?
Where are the areas affected by the imminent volcanic eruption?
Why did the government evacuate the people living near the volcano?
What cause volcanic eruption?
Who are affected by the volcanic eruption?
How can the damage from tectonic hazards be mitigated?

Read the article below and reflect on the economic impacts

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