What's causing the chill?

What's causing the chill?

Last Tuesday was the coldest day in February since 1996. We asked our readers why they thought it was unusually cold. Here are their answers …

1. Blame the air cons

Hong Kong's summer is known for being hot and very humid, so we sometimes have to keep the air conditioner on the whole day to stay cool. I think some people forgot to turn off their air conditioners.

Leung Chi-kit, 16


2. Warming hints

The new blankets I bought but completely forgot about are probably trying to remind me that they're waiting to be used.

Ruby Leung, 16


3. Snowy spell

The White Witch from Narnia came to Hong Kong for a visit. Readers who know where she is are encouraged to make her stay here longer, so that maybe we'll finally get some snow!

Jack Mak Sui-hin, 16


4. Gone with the wind

Scientists may tell you it's because of global warming, but I'm rather convinced that it's actually Mr Sun and Mr Wind having a competition, just like the folk tale they tell you in kindergarten. This time, Mr Wind won!

Charlotte Chan, 15


5. Sun has set

I think Mr Sun forgot to get up.

Michael Tang, 18


6. End is near?

I am not being pessimistic or anything, but Norse mythology predicts that "Ragnarok" will happen on February 22. No, I do not mean a rock 'n' roll concert; it's their word for the end of the world! Perhaps the cold weather is just a warning.

Liam Fung, 12


7. Playing it cool

The sky thoughtfully wanted to keep the runners cool and comfortable during the Hong Kong marathon this month.

Lauren Leung, 17


8. Let's face it, Gore was right

Former US vice-president Al Gore famously said that longer, hotter summers meant colder and harsher winters. The proof of global warming is staring us in the face and it's about time we do something about it.

Sonali Gidwani, 17


9. Gods' fury

The Anemoi, the ancient Greek wind gods, are clearly angry. We have sinned too much. They've decided to pit us against their fury and unleash their freezing gusts of wind.

Wincy Leung, 17


10. Reel effect

On the scientific side, it's probably because of global warming. In terms of movies, it's Disney trying to advertise Frozen.

Karis Tao, 14


Special thanks to class 5C from Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School for all their responses!

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
What's causing the chill?

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