Tropical dilemma: How is climate change affecting Singapore?

Flash flooding along Boon Lay Way on April 17, 2021. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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It is sunny all year round in the tropics. But the heat received at the waistline of the planet does not just stay there - it warms up the rest of the planet too. Greenhouse gases are changing the Earth's heat balance. How will the world's heat pump be affected by climate change? Shabana Begum delves into the science of tropical weather and the uncertainties that remain.


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