Earth Observatory Blog

Submitted on 04 Aug 2017 by:

A recent BBC report announced that South Asia could be uninhabitable by 2100 due to global warming. Singapore Tonight, a nightly Channel NewsAsia programme, investigated the potential ramifications of this extreme global warming for Singapore.

The hosts of Singapore Tonight spoke to Assistant Professor Wang Xianfeng, a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, about the weather that Singapore can expect in the future, due to climate change.

Aired on 3 August 2017 at 10pm on Channel NewsAsia, the episode can be viewed here....

Submitted on 03 Aug 2017 by:

Most people would agree that Singapore is quite clean compared to other countries in the region. The government has focused on the ‘Keep Singapore Clean’ movement since 1968. The movement is active even until today, to encourage the public to keep Singapore clean.

In 1990, the concepts of ‘clean’ and ‘green’ were brought together for a Clean and Green Week campaign. This campaign has been a yearly affair ever since, and has evolved into the present Clean and Green Singapore campaign initiated by the National Environment Agency, and centred on...

Submitted on 19 May 2017 by:

Talking Point, a current affairs TV programme, takes a closer look at the dangers of Singapore’s coastal conditions after the tragic drowning of a 12-year-old boy at East Coast Park.

Speaking to Associate Professor Adam Switzer, a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the programme delved into how safe it really is to swim at our beaches, as well as where the most hazardous waters for swimmers are.

Aired on 18 May 2017 at 9.30pm on MediaCorp’s Channel 5, the episode can be viewed here.