Residents of Hangzhou in eastern China try to beat the heat by taking refuge in an air-conditioned subway station. Photo: Imaginechina

Faster rate of global warming could cause tens of thousands more deaths in China each year, study warns

  • Research warns that if average increase in global temperatures reaches 2C there may be 27,000 more heat-related deaths compared with rise of 1.5C
  • Study highlights China’s increased vulnerability to warming process and urges authorities to find ways to help people to adapt
Topic |   Climate change

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Residents of Hangzhou in eastern China try to beat the heat by taking refuge in an air-conditioned subway station. Photo: Imaginechina
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