A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP
A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP

Climate change: floods and droughts will be greater dangers for China’s growth than earlier thought, UN scientists say

  • Every 1 degree Celsius rise in global warming is projected to lead to a 7 per cent increase in the intensity of extreme daily precipitation events worldwide
  • The world’s sea level will rise by 60cm (23.6 inches) by 2100, based on the best estimate using emissions scenarios closest to the current trajectory

Knowledge |   China and climate change
A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP
A car sitting in flood waters as waves caused by Typhoon In-Fa surge over a barrier along the coast in the Shandong provincial city of Qingdao in eastern China on July 25, 2021. Photo: AFP
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