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Extreme weather to hit Chinese cities hard in the future

China’s mega-metropolises are increasingly affected by heatwaves and extreme precipitation, according to a newly published report by Greenpeace East Asia. The NGO has analyzed the risks of extreme weather events as a result of climate change. According to the report, the duration and frequency of heatwaves have increased sharply in the three metropolitan regions of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou-Shenzhen. Hundreds of millions of people are affected.

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