People brave the strong winds in Tsim Sha Tsui last October as Typhoon Haima hits Hong Kong. The consequences of global warming are not limited to extreme weather conditions or the increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves and cold spells that the media tends to focus on. Photo: Edmond So

In a changing climate, Hong Kong must prepare itself for much worse than a heat wave

David Chen Yongqin says Hong Kong should make plans now to cope with the myriad and far-reaching consequences of climate change, which, when it hits in full, may mean not just more frequent extreme weather but also serious water shortages

Topic |   Climate change

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People brave the strong winds in Tsim Sha Tsui last October as Typhoon Haima hits Hong Kong. The consequences of global warming are not limited to extreme weather conditions or the increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves and cold spells that the media tends to focus on. Photo: Edmond So
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