Extreme weather is unexpected,unusual,severe or unseasonal weather. Hong Kong has experienced a strong typhoon called ‘Typhoon Mangkhut’ in September 2018. Its rainfall and storm surge caused serious flooding, especially in low-lying and coastal areas,while strong winds knocked over 47,000 trees, blocking several major roads. The strongest winds in Hong Kong were recorded on the mountain peak of Tate’s Cairn, with 10 minutes sustained winds of 189 km/h gusting up to 256 km/h. The impact was very big.
To prevent extreme weather, we should adjust our lifestyles to minimise carbon emission. We should use solar and wind power instead of petrol. Also, we can walk instead of driving a car. There are many ways to minimize carbon emission. If we are not eco-friendly, the ozone layer will have a hole. The weather will become hotter. There will be more heat waves. Therefore, we should be more eco-friendly.
Government should teach citizens how to handle extreme weather. Also, they can install more facilities for preventing flooding. The loss caused by extreme weather will be smaller. Government should focus on preventative actions because people won’t get hurt. World leaders can invest more resources to support this.
The consequence of extreme weather includes loss of life, illness increase, property losses and affect food security. For our life to be more comfortable, the future generations should care for the environment. They can reduce the use of electricity, eat less meat and recycle more. Climate change is a global issue and a global challenge. It requires global cooperation, especially to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change.