What can nature teach Singapore about combating rising sea levels?

Sea-level rise is a global problem and the issue is especially acute for places like Singapore.
Sea-level rise is a global problem and the issue is especially acute for places like Singapore.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - April 17, 6pm. East Coast Park. Waves lapped a beach left unusually quiet by the day's downpour. An idyllic scene for some, but also a visceral minder of Singapore's vulnerability to the impacts of rising sea levels.

While global warming and the melting of polar ice sheets mean that sea-level rise is a global problem, the issue is especially acute for places like Singapore.

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