China’s temperature, sea level rise

According to a report released on Friday, China has seen faster temperature and sea level increases compared with the global average.

An assessment report on climate change in China mentions the sea level along the country’s coastal areas rose by 2.9 millimeters per year from 1980 to 2012, and the average temperature in China increased by 0.9 to 1.5 degree Celsius in the 100 years since 1909.

These findings indicate that China will continue to warm, with the report projecting a temperature rise of 1.5 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century.

The report states China has adopted a series of policies and actions to combat climate change, which have achieved remarkable results.

Advancement in technology has facilitated energy conservation and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, cutting coal consumption in thermal power and energy consumption in steel and cement sectors by 30 to 50 percent.

The report will be presented at the Paris climate change Conference of the Parties (COP21) on Nov. 30.

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