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Global average temperature has risen by 1.1 °C since industrial revolution due to anthropogenic climate change. To achieve the target of the Paris Agreement to limit the increase to within 2 degrees, much greater efforts to achieve carbon neutrality must be exerted by all countries. Even human activities have reduced in the past two years due to the pandemic, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to increase, showing the sheer magnitude of the climate action required. Climate change has led to more frequent extreme weather around the world, such as floods, heat waves, forecast fires, wind storms etc. 2021 saw yet another year of record-breaking number of very hot days and hot nights in Hong Kong. Supertyphoons Mangkhut and Hato also reminded us the proximity of disastrous weather, especially storm surge. This presentation will provide the latest climate projections of the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change and their impact on Hong Kong.
About the Speaker
Mr. Shun Chi-ming graduated from the University of Hong Kong in Bachelor of Science, with major in Physics. He joined the Hong Kong Observatory in 1986. Mr. Shun specialized in aeronautical meteorology since the 1990s and led the development of the world-first LIDAR Windshear Alerting System for the Hong Kong International Airport. Mr. Shun was promoted to Director of the Hong Kong Observatory in 2011 and retired in 2020. Mr. Shun was also the President of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology of the UN World Meteorological Organization during 2010-2018, the first Asian elected to take up this high international position.
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