Workers clear debris in Heng Fa Chuen following Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
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City must prepare for the impact of climate change

  • New findings have renewed concerns over Hong Kong’s preparedness, with warnings that coastal areas now home to 850,000 people could be under water by the end of the century

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Workers clear debris in Heng Fa Chuen following Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
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People enter the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

World ‘woefully unprepared’ for climate change’s effects on drinking water supplies drawn from mountains

  • Mountain-sourced water supplies provide about half of all drinking water worldwide but are becoming more unpredictable
  • Warmer temperatures are melting glaciers as well as changing rain patterns and river levels, climate experts said at an international summit
Topic |   Climate change

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People enter the Ice Cave, covered with material to prevent the ice from melting, at the Rhone Glacier at the Furka, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters
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