20 Jan '12, 7am

Chinese Report Warns of Global Warming Threat | Care2 Causes

Chinese Report Warns of Global Warming Threat | Care2 Causes

Global warming will cause China to suffer from dire food and drinking water shortages, with water supply imbalances, severe weather events and rising temperatures, according to a report compiled by Chinese scientists under government supervision. The report projects that the cost of growing food will increase, and that grain production in the country of 1.4 billion will decline between 5 and 20 percent by mid-century. Despite the serious potential consequences of unchecked global warming, the report predicts that China’s greenhouse gas emissions will only begin to decline around 2030, with significant declines not coming until 2050 or so. Government Sets Sights on Carbon Caps China has committed to significant reductions in carbon intensity — a measure of carbon emissions by unit of GDP — aiming to decrease carbon intensity by 40-45 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels. This w...

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