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By Dahe Qin, Yongjian Ding, Mu Mu

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Through a number of colour figures and tables, this publication provides the main up to date wisdom on weather and environmental swap in China. It records the proof and attribution of weather and environmental alterations long ago few many years and discusses the affects of weather switch on environments, economic climate, and society. The e-book additional presents projections of weather switch and its affects sooner or later. eventually, it deals the weather switch mitigation and adaption applied sciences with strategic strategies in order to be of curiosity for coverage makers, researchers and most of the people as well.

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10 Per capita annual income and Engel’s coefficients of urban and rural households in China (thousand CNY, %). Note Data are at current prices, sourced from China’s Statistical Yearbooks, various years 1 Climate, Environmental, and Socioeconomic … 27 China has increased its development in the areas of science, education, culture, health, and sports. China’s scientific and technological innovation capabilities continue to be enhanced. 54 million. 76 % of GDP. 07 million CNY in 2010. Reforms and development of medical and health services are being actively carried out.

The maximum number of typhoons striking China was 12 (in 1971), and the minimum was 3 (in 36 Y. Luo et al. Northeast China Fig. 5 Variations in areal extent (%) of drought over different regions of China during 1951– 2006. The smooth curve is generated using an 11-point binomial filter. Because measurements in the Tibetan Plateau began in the early 1950s, the calculation starts from 1954. From Zou et al. (2005) 1951). , 50 % in 2010. 5 Sandstorms In the past 50 years, the number and severity of severe sandstorms in northern China has decreased slightly (Fig.

It is likely to have more frequent and heavier precipitation at a certain time and place where atmospheric movement induces the convergence of water vapor, leading to more floods. 1). 8 m/s Drought Tropical cyclone Dust storm Hail Gale Fog Haze Thunderstorm An unusual, frequently severe weather condition characterized by strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area with the visibility less than 1000 m Weather with precipitation in the form of balls or irregular lumps of ice Wind speeds greater than 17 m/s Water droplets suspended in the atmosphere in the vicinity of the Earth surface which affect visibility less than 1 km Particles suspended in air, reducing visibility by scattering light less than 10 km Weather with lightning, a transient, high-current electric discharge with path lengths measured in kilometers The number of frost days decreased The number of days with daily maximum temperature ≥35 °C slightly increased with significant interdecadal variations Extreme precipitation in the Yangtze River valley and to its south increased.

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