🌊 CUHK researchers say typhoons will be twice as powerful by 2100
In other news, Cafe Deco Group has commenced their annual ‘Operation Santa Claus‘...
Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. We’ve got an unusual mix of climate change and charity-related news for you today (unlike the typical LegCo/NSL stuff), so enjoy!
~ Sze Yu
On Today’s Tide:
Climate Change | Typhoons projected to be twice as powerful by 2100
Charity | Cafe Deco Group embarks on ‘Operation Santa Claus‘
Events & Exhibitions
Politics | Beijing white paper shows “selfless love“ to Hong Kong…
Other news and updates!
Typhoons projected to be twice as powerful by 2100
A CUHK study has predicted that the destructive power of typhoons in Asia could double by the end of the century. Using data from 1979 to 2016, researchers projected that, if global warming continues, typhoons in Asia would last longer and have stronger intensity at landfall by the end of the century.
Based on a worst-case climate change scenario, the study found that from 2075 to 2099 typhoons would strengthen by an average of 7.2 km per hour and wind speed will increase at the moment of landfall.
“Global warming will likely continue the increasing trend in landfalling typhoons and their impact on inland regions, based on high-resolution climate model projections”
— Francis Tam Chi-yung, lead researcher
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 9 (imported)
Shek Tong Tsui residents requested to undergo compulsory testing
People within the One South Lane area in Shek Tong Tsui have been requested to undergo testing after a preliminary positive case who lived there was detected today.
Cafe Deco Group embarks on ‘Operation Santa Claus‘
Cafe Deco Group has been donating HK$5 to charity every time a customer orders selected dishes at one of their 18 outlets this December. Jointly organised by SCMP and RTHK since 1988, Operation Santa Claus is raising money for 18 beneficiaries this year, including Impact HK, Dialogue in the Dark Foundation, Children’s Heart Foundation, and more.
“Café Deco wanted to do good without customers having to pay extra, and we want to instil the idea of gifting, sharing and love through food.”
— Catherine Yuen Wai-lin, Cafe Deco Group Director of Sales and Marketing
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Affordable Art Gallery
Alisan Fine Arts-Aberdeen has organised an exhibition of ‘affordable art‘ for the month of December. The works of 12 artists including Cai Wen-You, Chinyee, Barbara Edelstein, and more are on display Room 2305, Hing Wai Centre 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen.
The exhibition will end on the 31 Dec 2021. For more information visit the event website!
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