Two children living in a rooftop hut in Tai Kok Tsui try to find relief from the heat during the day on May 29, when temperatures reached 35.3 degrees Celsius. Hong Kong experienced the hottest May on record this year. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s heatwave should raise alarm bells about what could come next: water shortages

Alice Wu says two weeks of record hot weather have brought back memories of the city’s 1963 drought and tight water rationing. It’s time to heed warnings that climate change and our wasteful water-use habits are a crisis in the making

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Two children living in a rooftop hut in Tai Kok Tsui try to find relief from the heat during the day on May 29, when temperatures reached 35.3 degrees Celsius. Hong Kong experienced the hottest May on record this year. Photo: Sam Tsang
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