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Singapore don to take part in international climate report

Meet climate scientist Winston Chow from the National University of Singapore's geography department. He is one of three Singapore academics selected by a United Nations committee to contribute to an international report on climate change.

He will be lead author for chapter on impact of climate change and how cities can adapt

Assistant Professor Winston Chow remembers that growing up, his two brothers often complained whenever they played football or were eating at the hawker centre.

Why is Singapore so warm, they'd asked with annoyance. The boy took the question so seriously, he ended up becoming a climate scientist. "I think that experience subconsciously influenced my decision to study weather and climate," said Prof Chow of the National University of Singapore's geography department, now in his late 30s.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'S'pore don to take part in international climate report '. Print Edition | Subscribe