Cli­mate change hit­ting grain out­put in China

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal dis­as­ters were blamed Sun­day for the de­struc­tion of at least 50 bil­lion kilo­grams of grain in China an­nu­ally, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics. Cli­mate change was hav­ing an in­creas­ing im­pact on food and agri­cul­ture, with each ris­ing de­gree Cel­sius caus­ing an es­ti­mated 10 per­cent loss in grain out­put, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased Sun­day at a pro­mo­tion in Nan­jing for the 36th World Food Day. China is one of the coun­tries most af­fected by me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal dis­as­ters, with droughts caus­ing about 60 per­cent of all the grain losses in the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials at the event.

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