Central under water in 80 years? Hong Kong’s coming climate crisis

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Over the past 40 years, typhoons in Asia have become stronger and more destructive because of rising ocean temperatures, according to climate scientists. And based on most projections, severe storms are likely to become stronger and more frequent. Climatologists predict that by 2050, Hong Kong will be hit with at least one super typhoon, on average, every single year. Is the city of 7.69 million people doing enough to prepare for the coming climate crisis? To find out, the SCMP’s Alkira Reinfrank spoke with climate experts and people who had their lives turned upside down by the last super typhoon, Mangkhut.

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