Researchers put China’s economic losses from drought at US$17.7 billion per year, based on the average from 2006 to 2015. Photo: Reuters

Drought may cost China US$47 billion a year as temperatures rise, study finds

Researchers say economic losses will more than double if the global average goes up by 1.5 degrees – and a 2-degree increase would be significantly worse

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Researchers put China’s economic losses from drought at US$17.7 billion per year, based on the average from 2006 to 2015. Photo: Reuters
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