Rising Temperatures Leads to Shrinking Glaciers, Rising Sea Levels in China

China’s glaciers have shrank by 10 percent over the past 60 years as a result of rising temperatures, according to an official report released Tuesday.

The Second National Assessment Report on Climate Change said the average temperature of the land surface in China had increased 1.38 degrees centigrade from 1951 to 2009, .

The report was jointly written by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Meteorological Administration and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The report also noted that rising temperature would lead to the continuous rise of sea levels in the future. Levels will rise by 80 mm to 130 mm in 2030 compared with 2009, it said.


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