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How Under Threat Singapore Is Taking Action to Battle Climate Change

  • City-state has been using dykes for land reclamation
  • Vertical farming is another idea to ensure food security
Singapore shrouded in haze.

Singapore shrouded in haze.

Photographer: Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

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With almost one-third of Singapore just five meters above sea level, land reclamation isn’t only a way to create more space, it’s an environmental imperative. And while politicians elsewhere dither over climate change, the city-state is taking a decisive stance, rolling out a range of initiatives aimed at limiting the effects of global warming.

“It’s an existential threat,” Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said in an interview Thursday.