Difference of 0.5 deg C in global warming could impact rise in sea level, food security in Singapore: Academics


The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that a half-degree difference in human-caused climate change could have significant impact on many countries - especially for small island states like Singapore.
The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that a half-degree difference in human-caused climate change could have significant impact on many countries - especially for small island states like Singapore.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - It may not make a difference to many when the thermostat at home is turned up by 0.5 deg C, but this marginal increase would have significant impact on the climate.

On Monday (Oct 8), an international body of scientists laid out scientific evidence to show the differences in human-caused climate change under a 1.5 deg C global warming scenario versus a 2 deg C one.

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