China's temperatures rising faster than global average

STORY: China's temperatures are rising faster than the global average

The country's weather bureau described China

as 'a sensitive region in global climate change'

with temperatures rising 0.26°C (0.47°F) since 1951 per decade

compared to the global average of 0.15°C

(Quote box) "In the future, the increase in regional average temperatures in China will be significantly higher than the world." (Yuan Jiashuang, vice-director of China's National Climate Center)

Yuan warns the changing weather patterns in China

will affect water resources, make ecosystems more vulnerable

and reduce crop yields

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