The ministry’s Centre for Climate Research projected that by the year 2100, the sea around the city state could be a metre higher than that of today.
The prime minister’s push to tackle the problem has struck a chord with many Singaporeans.
Independent pollster Blackbox Research surveyed 1,002 city residents and found 21 per cent viewed the part on climate change in Lee’s National Day address as “most impressive”. Sections on the retirement age and worsening economy were given the same rating by only 10 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively.
Blackbox founder and managing director David Black said the results reflected how “Singaporeans are becoming more and more sensitive to sustainability issues”.
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