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The Climate Conversations

The Climate Conversations - Will we see a return of the haze this year?

The Climate Conversations - Will we see a return of the haze this year?
08 Jun 2023 07:43AM
19 mins

Nobody was prepared for the haze crisis that hit Singapore in 2015, says Simon Tay, chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. With global warming and El Nino on the horizon, the haze may yet be back to trouble us. Has anything changed? And what can Southeast Asian nations do to deal with it better? Yasmin Jonkers gets answers. 

The Climate Conversations - Less anger, more solutions: How the SG Climate Rally has evolved

Hong Lim Park was covered in a sea of red as more than 1,400 people gathered on Sep 23 for the first in-person climate rally in Singapore in four years. SG Climate Rally’s founding member Tan Heng Yeng tells CNA's Julie Yoo how her style of activism has changed and why climate change is a complex problem that is closely linked to social inequality.

27/09/2023 21 mins

The Climate Conversations - How farmers are fighting back against extreme weather

Floods, heatwaves and extreme cold weather can wipe out sizeable amounts of a farmer’s harvest. In the last episode of Surviving the Sizzle, Rabia Sultan, a female farmer from Pakistan, tells Julie Yoo how she stays positive and finds new ways of growing her crops in a climate-stressed world. 

20/09/2023 18 mins

The Climate Conversations - Climate change is the new enemy for militaries: Retired 3-star British general

Soldiers will have to battle scorching heat as climate change wreaks havoc on weather patterns. In our second installment of Surviving the Sizzle, retired three-star general Richard Nugee tells Julie Yoo how armies will have to find new ways to confront climate change on the battlefield. 

13/09/2023 22 mins

The Climate Conversations - 'I lost three firefighters': Australian fire chief on the life-threatening work of combating wildfires

In this three-part series, Surviving the Sizzle, Julie Yoo explores the personal stories of people on the frontlines of battling with extreme heat. In the first episode, she speaks to Chris Hardman, chief fire officer at Forest Fire Management Victoria on the real and present danger of an overheated planet.

06/09/2023 17 mins

The Climate Conversations - Rising heat is worsening mosquito-borne diseases, but could mosquitoes be the solution?

They are tiny but mosquitoes threaten the lives of 40 per cent of the global population. With rising temperatures, mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue are spreading and with potentially deadly consequences. Professor Scott O’Neill, founder and CEO of the World Mosquito Program, says this is humanity’s “biggest enemy” but suggests that the solution might lie with mosquitoes themselves.

31/08/2023 19 mins