Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP
Environment

Air conditioning adds to global warming, making us use it more. How to break the vicious cycle

  • Once upon a time, Asia knew how to live without air conditioning. Homes have shrunk and the climate has changed, but there are steps cities can take
  • Planning districts to take account of sun, wind, and shade, designing buildings to use less energy, and some self-control on our part, can reduce air con use

Topic |   Environment
Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong is dependent on air cons during its hot and humid months, but ecologists say we need to reduce our use of them. Photo: SCMP
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