Tuesday, 23 February 2016


"Stop the melt before it's too late!"

Writing this whilst enjoying a free tub of Ben and Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk in Singapore's 313 Somerset! I just successfully completed a quiz on the global climate, air con, and Antarctica at the #up2degrees climate change event, and ice cream was my prize :D :P

A couple of question examples are below, and as you can see, they are fairly difficult. 

Another read 'According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report, world temperatures could rise between 0.3°C and 4.8°C this century. In Southeast Asia, they could rise between:

a) 0.3°C and 1.8°C
b) 1.8°C and 3°C
c) 3°C and 5°C’

Want to know the answers? 

Sadly the answer to both questions is answer C. 

The campaign is all about getting Singapore residents to turn their air conditioning up by just two degrees celcius, to reduce energy use thereby reducing carbon emissions contributing to global warming. Air con is the largest emissions culprit in Singapore. Oh and doing that will save you money too. Pretty cool eh?

Sandra Marichal, who was dressed as a penguin at the event (no small feet - pa ha ha), is campaigning for climate change action in Singapore while preparing for a big expedition to Antarctica (the world’s natural air con system) with polar explorer Robert Swan and the 2041 Foundation. Ben and Jerry's are a sponsor – hence the ice cream ;)

If you want to check out what's going on, you can visit the up2degrees Facebook page and even make a small donation here on Sandra's fundraising site if you'd like to contribute to this fantastic campaign. Sandra will be tweeting live updates using #up2degrees throughout the expedition 13 – 25th March 2016.