Published on 03 Jul 2023

If a major El Nino hits, how prepared is Singapore?

In the coming weeks, a national guide on preventing heat stress will be released to help people plan their activities and what to wear outdoors, and the protective actions to take to avoid heat injuries. Prof Benjamin Horton, director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore at NTU, hopes the Republic will intensify efforts to protect people from rising temperatures, much like how it strove to keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic “Singapore had a fantastic action plan to keep people safe during the pandemic. All climate models project that the next five years can be really hot. What’s Singapore’s plan for this?” he said.


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