The 2015 haze was blamed for the city-state suffering its dirtiest air in the past two decades, resulting to a spike in electricity use, found a report by the National University of Singapore. Has this changed amid the pandemic circuit breaker?
Amid rising temperatures, cooling technologies will be needed to protect people from heatwaves and keep vaccines and food fresh. Climate-friendly cooling could help humanity avoid 0.4°C of global warming by 2100, say the United Nations and International Energy Agency.
Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers.