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Icebergs float in a fjord near the south Greenland town of Narsaq on July 28, 2009. — Picture by REUTERS

Public awareness of climate change increasing — MetMalaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — The level of public awareness on the effects of climate change in the country is increasing and efforts to empower it will be intensified by the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).

MetMalaysia deputy director-general (Operations) Lim Ze Hui said the department will constantly interact with the public to ensure that the level of awareness can be improved from time to time.

“This effort can be carried out through a notification system regarding current weather developments so that Malaysians can get any latest information and this gives them awareness,” he said.

Lim was speaking as a guest on BernamaTV’s Malaysia Petang Ini programme, speaking on the Future of Weather, Climate and Water Across Generations, earlier today.

To ensure the effectiveness of weather forecasting, he said MetMalaysia always adapts the latest technology on par with developed countries in addition to improving the observation system to enable early detection.

Regarding the 2023 World Meteorological Day which was celebrated today, Lim said the theme The Future of Weather, Climate and Water Across Generations focuses on the importance of climate protection for the sake of environmental sustainability and the well-being of future generations.

“When we touch on the issue of generations, then we emphasise the element of ‘universal humanity’ and it is also related to the legacy that we leave behind, the legacy for future generations,” he said.

— Bernama

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