Island nations' fight for survival: Singapore cannot escape threats of a warming world

Singapore is spared devastating storms like Dorian, but it cannot escape the other threats of a warming world

Another tropical storm. Another island smashed.

Like a slow-motion buzz saw, Hurricane Dorian, with 320kmh winds and a 7m storm surge, has just ripped across the northern Bahamas and is edging towards Florida in the United States.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'Island nations' fight for survival'. Print Edition | Subscribe