Debra Tan, the director of environmental think-tank China Water Risk, isn't confident about Hong Kong's ability to withstand global warming. At all.
The city’s decarbonisation plan suggests the world is on the path to see temperatures rise by three to four degrees celsius. Yet CWR research says it is only targeting resilience for a 1.5 to two degree increase.
“If you plan for a two degree rise, you’re planning to fail,” she said.
The seas are already inching upwards. The latest United Nations panel report on climate change released on Wednesday September 25 predicts oceans will rise by up to 1.1...