Global Warming Pushes Airport Expansion To Higher Ground
To guard against rising sea levels as global temperatures rise, expansion to Changi Airport will take place on higher ground.
In case you’ve forgotten, Changi Airport sits on reclaimed land and as all thing Singapore, it’s constantly expanding to cater to the needs of Singaporeans and tourists alike. The award winning International Airport already has three terminals and is set for another. Speaking from Busan South Korea, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of battling climate change, and the effects it has not only on Singapore but neighbouring ASEAN countries with coastal populations.
Prime Minister Lee also stated that as a low lying island, Singapore takes climate change very seriously and will take measures to reduce our carbon footprint as well as to prepare for the next 100 years as an expected chunk of polar ice is set to melt in the wake of rising temperatures due to global warming. The current reclaimed site that Changi Airport sits on will be built up to buffer the effects of the rising sea levels, an estimated 46cm over the course of the next 100 years.
In the wake of recent natural disasters in our region, PM Lee has urged all to come together in an effort to provide relief, assistance and aid to tackle and ease the impacts of non-security threats such as diseases, natural disasters and terrorism. Hence PM Lee has suggested for ASEAN and South Korea to join hands in advancing negotiations at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris to ensure a stable and peaceful region that continues to prosper for the benefit of it’s people.