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What can Singapore do about the haze?

Not much, in terms of tackling the root problem of the burning. But in the meantime, behaviours can be changed to adapt to the unhealthy air.

Information on the haze can be more effectively disseminated, so that when schools are shut, people can make child-care arrangements in advance. Encouraging people to get into work-from- home and study-from- home arrangements is another example of adaptive behaviour.

OVER the past two months, the haze has generated a spate of heated responses in Singapore. As we now eagerly await the nearing end to the choking air, we are well aware that the problem is far from its resolution, and we would certainly expect the haze to revisit us in the subsequent years.

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