Over the past 70 years, average temperatures in China have risen nearly twice as fast as in the rest of the world, according to the National Meteorological Service. Since 1951, temperatures in the People’s Republic have risen 0.26 degrees per decade, compared with a global increase of 0.15 degrees, according to the annual report released Thursday. “In the future, the increase in regional average temperatures in China will be significantly higher than the world,” said Yuan Jiashuang, Vice Director of China’s National Climate Center (NCC). China is a “sensitive region” regarding global climate change, he explains. That could have an impact on water reserves, the ecosystem, and harvests.
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