Earth Hour – What is your personal report card?

March and April tends to set most of us thinking more about Mother Earth, in view of all the rave about Earth Hour and Earth Day. Like what I mentioned in my earlier blogs (Earth Hour – What does it mean to you?) and (Reflection over the Earth Day), these are just symbolic events while…

To the Arctic

I finally watched “To the Arctic” during the Hari Raya Haji public holiday. Some friends were interested and off we went to the Omni-Theatre for the evening show. Right from the start, the 45-minute IMAX movie tugged at my heartstrings. The narrator told a tale of a pair of polar bears (mother and cub) that…

Will you settle for “no other choice”?

Guest post by Maria Paulene Abundo, participant of the ‘Science Centre Engagement and the Rio Summit (SCEnaRioS) – Water’ project and member of the Singapore Academy of Young Engineers and Scientists. ‘SCEnaRioS – Water’ is an international collaboration between Science Centre Singapore, Questacon in Australia and Guangdong Science Centre in Guangzhou, China, and one of several…

Earth Hour. Earth Day. What’s next?

Earth Hour was over in March and Earth Day was over in April. May has arrived but thoughts on the environmental issue wandered to my mind again. An article inside the Singapore Scientist magazine reminded me that while individual efforts matter, we could not deny the impact caused by industrialisation on our environment, and we…

Reflection over the Earth Day

A couple of weeks back, I blogged about my thoughts on the environmental issue. A couple of days ago, I heard the topic being spoken of during the ASPAC 2012 Conference (http://aspac2012.com) held here in Science Centre Singapore. During his keynote address on the third day of the conference, Professor Kerry Sieh, Director of the…

Earth Hour – What does it mean to you?

Have you been taking care of our Mother Earth? Recent events have set me thinking about this question once again. Earth Hour Last Saturday (31 Mar 2012), many people observed the Earth Hour. Earth Hour was started by WWF-Sydney in the year 2007 for the people in Sydney to show their support for climate change…

Why do we need snow and ice?

Guest Post by Dr. Pål Prestrud, Director of CICERO, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research Outside my office building here in Oslo, the capital of Norway, the ground and the roofs of the buildings are still covered with half a meter of white snow now in mid March. It has been like this for…