06 Jul '11, 5pm

DTN Singapore: Planning for a more ‘turbulent ride’: Like it or not, governments are going to have to get used t...

DTN Singapore: Planning for a more ‘turbulent ride’: Like it or not, governments are going to have to get used t...

Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan talks about the need to plan for unforeseen circumstances … Like it or not, governments are going to have to get used to a more 'turbulent ride', said Minister for Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday. Climate change is a "stark reminder" that "so called one in a hundred year events now occur at time intervals considerably less than a hundred", said Dr Balakrishnan at the closing of the Water Leaders' Summit, according to a Channel NewsAsia report. With these events now occurring at a considerably shorter interval, governments are going to have to plan for these unforeseen events caused by unpredictable weather, he said. "The point is whether we like it or not, we are going to get used to a more turbulent ride, a less predictable world, and there is a need therefore for us to insure ou...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/planning-mo...

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