Best of our wild blogs: 17 Jan 19

26 Jan (Sat): FREE Guided Pasir Ris Mangrove Walk
Adventures with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2019 from 26 Jan - 3 Feb
celebrating singapore shores

Singapore dismisses politician's call to ban shark fin from public sector events

Open Electricity Market: Your Green Options
Green Drinks Singapore

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When both the rich and poor feel the heat from climate change

ALBERTO SALVO Today Online 16 Jan 19;

News reports of a study I authored, published in Nature Communications last month, have put the spotlight on how different segments of society may be affected by climate change.

What can we infer from the findings given that the global climate is changing and researchers and policymakers are trying to understand the impacts of rising temperatures on societies around the world?

Scientists use unseasonal weather fluctuations — say a warmer versus cooler summer — to examine how heat affects a range of socioeconomic variables that we care about, such as public health, worker productivity, industrial output, commuter behaviour, school test scores, and so on.

Specifically, consider the ways in which people protect themselves from excess heat.

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