23 Dec '11, 11am

Flash floods hit Orchard, other parts of S'pore - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

The entire city of Singapore, a tiny piece of land 16 miles across and 26 miles vertical, is only a few feet above water. And this small piece of land contains no less than 5 million people, which the government intends to increase very soon to 6.5 million. In order to house this population into this tiny strip of land, the government is going to build even more concrete high rise apartments into a space which is already packed like sardines, generating even more heat, and thereby creating even more intense flooding. I wish I could say these floods were once in a lifetime occurrence which one government minister claimed and which has been roundly disproved, or at least that it is going to be the same. No the prognosis is more calamitous than that, I am sorry to say. The frequency of these floods is going to progressively increase because of climate change. There will come ...

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