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'Roof of the world' getting warmer

China Daily | Updated: 2010-02-05 07:54

LHASA: The "roof of the world" is getting warmer.

The average temperature in the Tibet autonomous region was 5.9 C last year, 1.5 C higher than normal and a record high in almost four decades, latest figures from the regional climate center showed.

The 2009 climate report, issued by the center yesterday, was based on meteorological data collected from 38 observatories across Tibet, said project leader Zhang Hezhen, a specialist with the regional weather bureau.

'Roof of the world' getting warmer

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