China Pictorial (English)
Behind Extreme Weather
This July, record rainfalls hit central China’s Henan Province. Not long ago, devastating flash floods swept through several Western European countries, and heat domes roasted many regions in North America. What is driving the increasingly frequent extreme weather events?
Because of global warming, more extreme heat and intense rainfall events will occur in the coming years, according to a report released in August by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Over the past three decades, China’s annual precipitation has increased by 5.1 millimeters on average every 10 years. Climate change is sneaking into daily life.
Sanlian Lifeweek September 20, 2021