Scientific Opinion on Climate Change

Burden of wealth

China has overtaken the United States to become the largest source of greenhouse gases, the pollution that causes climate change. This has increased pressure on China to do more to combat the problem. But is this pressure justified?

Friday, 29 July, 2011, 12:00am

Mainland 'pouring money' into research on climate change

Funding for research into climate change in the mainland has doubled over the past 18 months compared with the previous five-year period, a senior science and technology ministry official said in Beijing yesterday.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

HK must play its part in greenhouse gas fight

Global warming is not an issue that gets the attention it deserves in urbanised Hong Kong. Even though the Observatory has projected that the city will be hit by rising temperatures, more erratic rainfall, rising sea levels and more intense typhoons, the changes are taking a long time to make an impact, so most people hardly take notice of their calamitous implications.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Simple lifestyle 'beats the heat'

Observatory chief says change vital to cope with increasingly higher temperatures

The head of the Hong Kong Observatory yesterday appealed to people to adopt a simple lifestyle, as the city faces a 3.5 degree Celsius rise in the annual mean temperature by the end of the century.

12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am