Global warming effects on Singapore (Low Carbon Singapore)

The proof: The number of natural disasters seen in South-east Asia, from floods to earthquakes, rose sharply from an annual average of 100 in the 1980s to 300 since the turn of the millennium. A study released on Jan 4 by re-insurance giant Munich Re, a leading player in the market regionally, made this dire assessment. Munich Re's head of corporate climate centre Ernst Rauch said warming temperatures were the clearest sign of climate change's toll. He was speaking to The Sunday Times at the insurer's office in the Central Business District. He said large land masses surrounding the region, such as India and China, contributed to temperatures rising at a faster rate. 'In general, the northern hemisphere warmed up faster than the southern, due to the different means of adjusting to higher temperatures between oceans and land masses, with oceans (which are larger below the E...

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