Climate change is a scary prospect but brings with it transformative opportunities: Masagos

Call to change habits, especially on recycling, rather than throw things into rubbish chutes

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli talks about solar energy deployment, creating a car-lite Singapore and his Asean counterparts' readiness to embrace renewable energy.

SINGAPORE - A 1.5 deg C temperature rise as early as 2030 is a frightening prospect, says Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli.

Preventing the United Nations climate panel's scenario from coming true would require unprecedented changes to societies and deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, it has said. Failure to do so would trigger increasingly extreme weather, crop losses, wipe out coral reefs and bring even higher sea levels.

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