Green Pulse Ep 33: How apocalyptic wildfires in California affect Singapore
Synopsis: Green Pulse is an environmental podcast series at The Straits Times which analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.
Images of the apocalyptic wildfires in the American south-west have dominated headlines around the world. But what do the intense blazes there have to do with nations far away, such as Singapore?
In this episode, ST’s environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty speak with climate scientist Peter Kalmus on the climate change link. Dr Kalmus is from National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (Nasa) Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the United States, and is speaking to The Straits Times on his own behalf.
They discuss the following points:
1. What is driving the wildfires in the west coast of the United States? (3:38)
2. What does the fire crisis in the US mean for countries farther away? (5:57)
3. How are the growing amounts of emissions from human activities causing more intense blazes? (8:31)
4. What is the role of the individual in tackling the climate crisis? (14:48)
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Edited by: Adam Azlee
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