Hong Kong claims to be "Climate Ready", but that requires more than just a website and some info with a bit of energy saving.
While climate change may have long seemed an issue for hardcore, tree-hugging environmentalists, concerns are spreading.
Typhoon Haiyan was among the strongest storms on record, and devastated a swathe of the Philippines. A storm surge was most damaging; and surges have hit Hong Kong.
With global warming only just getting started, according to scientists, it's time for Hong Kong to move beyond talk and switching off lights for an hour one day a year
Some places mentioning China in latest IPCC report, Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation: Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Found using simple keyword search for China; not so many mentions of weather trends as I'd expected:
A letter I sent SCM Post re climate change denier Jason Ali was published today.
Here's the version I sent:
It is odd to see letters from born-again climate change denier Jason Ali. He rails against "ideological nonsense", yet his latest letter ("We must focus on pollution") indicates it is Mr Ali who has become blinded by ideology, albeit of a right-wing kind.
A recent 'New York Post' takes on climate change in true tabloid style, from the screaming headline, local politics and bad puns, to celebrity gossip and sports news. It may not be 'the real thing' but the climate facts here are truly mind-boggling.
Check it out: http://nypost-se.com/
(and some of the threaded follow-ups are as good as the original articles)
Shown in Hong Kong on 22 September; 9.30pm at Times Square UA.
From Greenpeace China:
Beijing, China — China will lose its self sufficiency in food production as early as 2030 because of climate change, warns a new report by Greenpeace released today on the eve of World Food Day 2008. This disaster can only be averted if the government takes immediate action to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and adopt policies encouraging more climate-friendly ecological agriculture.
Back from Day 2 (of 2) of the workshop at the University of Hong Kong - and, for me, a marked improvement on yesterday afternoon, when I thought we mostly got lost in the models.
Some good info today; inc on actual impacts - such as on ecosystems; also guff from the past, and info on changing climate in Hong Kong.