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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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

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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