But Prof Horton noted that Singapore, like the rest of South-east Asia, is especially vulnerable to sea level rise. This is due to its low-lying nature, high population density, and geography as an island-state.
Why is Singapore vulnerable to floods?
Periods of drought can affect the reliability of Singapore’s water supply, while sudden episodes of intense rainfall could overwhelm our drainage system and lead to flash floods.
How much will the oceans rise by 2050?
In 2019, a study projected that in low emission scenario, sea level will rise 30 centimeters by 2050 and 69 centimetres by 2100, relative to the level in 2000. In high emission scenario, it will be 34 cm by 2050 and 111 cm by 2100.
Is Singapore doing enough for climate change?
The Plan is regarded as an acknowledgment that Singapore has plenty to lose from climate change. Temperatures are likely to increase in Singapore and over the longer term rainfall could be affected too. But the biggest risk could be sea level rise. The island lies about 15m above sea level.
When was the last time Singapore flooded?
Monday, 8 January 2018. On Monday morning, flash floods were reported along Tampines Road, Jalan Nipah, Sims Avenue/Tanjong Katong Road junction, Arumugam Road, the junction of Bedok Road and Upper Changi Road East and Tampines Ave 12 junction.
Will Singapore go underwater?
Apart from unpredictable weather, there is one other development that could make low-lying Singapore more susceptible to flooding in the decades to come: rising sea levels. As a result of climate change, the sea level around Singapore is also predicted to rise by more than 1m by 2100.
How high above sea level is Singapore?
Most of Singapore is no more than 15 metres above sea level. The highest point of Singapore is Bukit Timah Hill, with a height from ground of 165 m (538 ft) and made up of igneous rock, granite.