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HK Day1: addiction

The multitudes of air-conditioning units reminded me of Singapore and growing number of other Asian megacities, where rising income levels are seen, how we are increasingly obsessed with artificial cooling. Staggering irony here; with the greenhouse emissions and the carbon dioxide that we pump out (not to mention the waste heat), we only contribute to more global warming.

 

I do not have any pictures here but I came across posters of symbolic one voluntary night without air conditioning. Named the “No Air Con Night”, 29th of September is the marked date for 2017. Hong Kong (and Singapore) has a rather heavy environmental footprint, in other indicators too, such as per capita consumption of water.

HK Day1: addiction

The multitudes of air-conditioning units reminded me of Singapore and growing number of other Asian megacities, where rising income levels are seen, how we are increasingly obsessed with artificial cooling. Staggering irony here; with the greenhouse emissions and the carbon dioxide that we pump out (not to mention the waste heat), we only contribute to more global warming.

 

I do not have any pictures here but I came across posters of symbolic one voluntary night without air conditioning. Named the “No Air Con Night”, 29th of September is the marked date for 2017. Hong Kong (and Singapore) has a rather heavy environmental footprint, in other indicators too, such as per capita consumption of water.

comments (11)

That is a very nice image and nicely written.
Megacity indeed! I like the idea of a no air con night!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 18 Oct 2017, 05:01
La taille des climatiseurs est impressionnante.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2017, 06:19
Food for thought Ayush
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere is deep space
  • 18 Oct 2017, 06:39
I like the way your call this an addiction Ayush. I remember staying in hotels in warm countries without it and having a very uncomfortable night.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 18 Oct 2017, 08:09
Interesting statistics, Ayush; and I had never considered that about air conditioning, not needing to be a user myself
The same is true of cars. All of them have air conditioning these days!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2017, 12:01
Aircon - without it, you possibly wouldn't be able to live in these high buildings, without the ability to open windows. Oh well, the one thing lead to the other.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 18 Oct 2017, 14:00
where we live, i believe that our electricity comes from water... so i don't think our footprint is that bad...
I don't know how people live in these places - they are like ant heaps!
I don't know how people live in these places - they are like ant heaps!

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