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Singapore is right to frame climate change as a national-security issue

Adapting to climate change needs long-term planning, financing and the involvement of the community.

Seawalls are used along Singapore's East Coast Park (above) to slow down the rate of erosion of the coastline. Jurong Island has also been identified as vulnerable.

TO TREAT climate change as an issue of national security may seem drastic - but it may be the right approach. Climate change is an existential threat, and countries need long-term planning, forward-thinking and significant financing to adequately address one of humankind's "gravest" challenges...

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