A protester adds fuel to the fire after a rubbish bin was set ablaze. When the protests are over, will our young people devote similar fervour to reducing the amount of rubbish produced? Photo: Winson Wong
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Hong Kong’s protesters should reserve some fury for bigger problems: the climate crisis and our mountain of waste

  • Dozens of countries have set the goal of ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050, though how they will achieve this is far from clear
  • They are ahead of Hong Kong, though, which has yet to turn its attention to a task that will require changes from all of us

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A protester adds fuel to the fire after a rubbish bin was set ablaze. When the protests are over, will our young people devote similar fervour to reducing the amount of rubbish produced? Photo: Winson Wong
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Workers clear debris in Heng Fa Chuen following Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
SCMP Editorial
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Opinion

Editorial by SCMP Editorial

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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