Featured Story

The Mountain of Blue Fire

Nature has a way of continually surprising us and inspiring awe within us, and it seems there are just as many fantastical wonders t...

5/05/2007

Climate report ignored by Chinese media

Breaking International News
China
Photo: Cyclists pass a coal-fired power plant on the outskirts of Beijing. China's media largely ignored a landmark report on global warming on Saturday as Beijing sweated through an unseasonal heatwave(AFP/Frederic J.Brown)

BEIJING (AFP) - China's media largely ignored a landmark report on global warming on Saturday as Beijing sweated through an unseasonal heatwave.
Weather information indicates that China is already feeling the effects of global warming.
Newspapers on Friday reported record temperatures in Beijing which saw the mercury hit 31.9 degrees (89.4 degrees Fahrenheit) on May 3, the highest in 40 years.
This followed the warmest winter on record in the Chinese capital, when temperatures rose to 16 degrees Celsius in early February, far above the normal average of around freezing.
In Bangkok on Friday, experts from 120 nations endorsed proposals made by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to fight global warming which they said were cheap and easy enough for political leaders to act on right away.
But the only Saturday report of the summit in a mainstream Chinese newspaper was in the Beijing Youth Daily which ran a five paragraph factual account on page 10 attributed to China's official news agency Xinhua.
On the Internet, the same Xinhua report was reproduced on the leading Chinese portals like Sina.com and Sohu.com.
Share this article
 
Copyright © 2016 Great Red Comet-Earth Science Chronicles • All Rights Reserved.
Template Design by BTDesigner • Powered by Blogger
back to top