ABSTRACT

China: Impact of Climate Change to 2030: A Commissioned Research Report   [open pdf - 753KB]

"This assessment identifies and summarizes the latest peer-reviewed research related to the impact of climate change on China, drawing on both the literature summarized in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports and on other peer-reviewed research literature and relevant reporting. It includes such impact as sea level rise, water availability, agricultural shifts, ecological disruptions and species extinctions, infrastructure at risk from extreme weather events (severity and frequency), and disease patterns. This paper addresses the extent to which regions within China are vulnerable to climate change impact. The targeted time frame is to 2030, although various studies referenced in this report have diverse time frames. This assessment also identifies (Annex B) deficiencies in climate change data that would enhance the IC [Intelligence Community] understanding of potential impact on China and other countries/regions."

Report Number:
NIC 2009-02D
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Date:
2009-04
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Public Domain
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Office of the Director of National Intelligence: http://www.dni.gov
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pdf
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application/pdf
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