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SINGAPORE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY DIRECTORY 2020/2021
SOUNDING THE BATTLE CRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE
O nce a fringe issue, climate change protests calling for action against climate For the young who are at the forefront of
is becoming mainstream. As rising
global temperatures trigger extreme weather events across the globe - more severe and prolonged droughts in some places and intense rainfall in others - it is dif cult to ignore the signs that something is amiss with planet earth.
On 20 September 2019 millions of people abandoned school and work to join mass
change before a United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. The demonstrations started in the Paci c Islands before rolling out across the world. In Singapore, over 1,700 participants turned out for Singapore’s  rst climate rally at Hong Lim Park despite the haze. All in, a total of four million people gathered for the largest rally for the planet in history.
the global movement led by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, climate change is an existential issue. For them there is no planet B.
Time is running out to avert global disaster and avoid climate chaos. Based on calculation of land elevation using satellite readings, US based Nature Communications’ research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land
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