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Global Warming To Cause Floods In China

ABC Radio Australia

25/05/2007

Global warming and its effect on Tibet's glaciers are predicted to have a direct effect on the lives of people living along one of China's major river, the Yangtze.

China Correspondent Stephen McDonell reports government authorities are warning that melting glaciers in Tibet could flood China's longest river, the Yangtze, later this year.

According to the Yangtze River Flood Control Headquarters, meteorological and hydrological features are similar to those in 1998.

In that year 3,000 people were killed when the Yangze River overflowed.

If the River again rises to such levels it would put huge pressure on areas close to the Three Gorges Dam.

The United Nations panel on climate change warned last month that global warming is posing a grave threat to Himalayan glaciers.

China's state media is also predicting typhoons this Northern Summer, due to rising global month that global warming is posing a grave

threat to Himalayan glaciers. China's state media is also predicting typhoons this Northern Summer, due to rising global temperatures.


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