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July 2019 records show global temperatures rising
4 August 2019

BBC reported that the July 2019 temperature was maginally higher.

Different regions will need to resolve the different local impacts.

Hong Kong wall of air conditioners | kelcroft
Credit:John Herbert | wall of air conditioners Hong Kong

One likely result in the areas with increasing temperatures will be the extra demand for electricity.

If the weather is hotter, more new air conditioning units will be installed, and existing air conditioning units will run for increasingly longer periods of time.

In turn requiring more electricity, and more electricity is likely to cause the release of more greenhouse gases (GHG).

More GHG emissions impact the environment increasing the demand for air conditioning......and the cycle continues.

BBC report July 2019

A key issue still not addressed, is future growth. As millions of people across Asia become more affluent, sales of luxury goods including air conditioning units will naturally increase, increasing the demand for electricity power generation and related emissions.

The energy efficiency rating of these new air conditioning units is almost immaterial, its the quantity, a million new air conditioners per year is still a million new air conditioners!

About the Author

John Herbert is a veteran chief engineer with more than 30 years international engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom, he has worked in the United Kingdom and then across Asia for more than two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA), a BEAM Professional, and stationed in Hong Kong.


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tags: ghg, emissions, air conditioning, Hong Kong
date: 16-04-21