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Examine the principal causes of air pollution in a city or geographical area of your choice and evaluate the effectiveness of different solutions which have been taken to address the situationTogether with the development of human civilization air pollution is inevitable consequence which is considered as drawback of the economic success around the world In other words air pollution is a global problem that has effect on both government and individuals Being a developed country in South East Asia Singapore is one of the cleanest countries not only in South East Asia but also in the world However three decades ago after it separated from Malaysia air pollution in Singapore made a variety of negative effects on people health and the economy Researchers have shown that the main sources of air pollution in Singapore were burning of fossil fuels waste materials and transportation Lian 2009 In order to tackle this issue Singapore government used different effective solutions This essay will examines the principal causes and evaluate the effective solutions to address air pollution in SingaporeUnlike developed countries in Europe where air pollution has appeared a hundred years ago air pollution in Singapore occurred for a half century later Lian 2009 After gaining independence in 1965 Singapores industrialization and urbanisation process were focussed by the government Over the past few decades Singapore has achieved astonishing economic achievements and became a new tiger in Asia Singapores annual GDP growth rate from the 1960s to the 1990s has averaged about 8 per cent more than three times of the US growth rate Cahyadi Kursten Weiss and Yang 2004 However air pollution is a product of economic activity and tends to increase with economic growth in Singapore In this time Singapore faced serious air pollution as the worst period of air pollution in Singapores history ADB 2006 Scientists have shown that the main sources of air pollution in Singapore in the past were from the burning
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