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Temperatures in China will rise significantly in coming decades and
water shortages will worsen, state media has reported, citing the
government's first national assessment of global climate change.
"Greenhouse gases released due to human activity are leading to
ever more serious problems in terms of climate change," the
Ministry of Science and Technology said in a statement.
"Global climate change has an impact on the nation's ability to
develop further," said the ministry, one of 12 government depart-
ments that prepared the report.
By the middle of the century, the annual average temperature in
China will rise by as much as 3.3 degrees Celsius (more than five
degrees fahrenheit), and by 2100 it could soar by as much as six
degrees Celsius, according to the news service.