Expert: Extreme weather requires nations to improve response
The recent extreme meteorological events from Siberia to the western United States and western Canada, as well as Europe, and now India and China, are problems which can be traced to global warming, says Asit K. Biswas, academician and distinguished visiting professor, University of Glasgow, in an inclusive interview with China Daily.
"We have to be prepared for unprecedented climatic events, which we have not seen in the recorded history," says Biswas when mentioning the torrential rain in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Tuesday.
"We have been witnessing soaring high temperatures, which are unprecedented in recent decades. A major problem of global warming is extreme meteorological events like floods and droughts, which are becoming more and more serious and often," says Biswas.
Biswas says that countries like China need to look very seriously about how to improve the adaptation and mitigation system, so that the social and economic cost is minimized in the coming years.
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