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BEIJING (Reuters) - Global warming threatens to intensify natural disasters and water shortages across China, driving down the country's food output, the Chinese government has warned, even as its seeks to tame energy consumption.
A forthcoming official assessment of the effects of global climate change on China will warn of worsening drought in northern China and increasing "extreme weather events", according to the Ministry of Science and Technology's Web site (www.most.gov.cn) on Wednesday.
Originally posted by iori_komei
Apart from that, the only reason I could think of, is that the CCP is
just overly paranoid and losing it.
I'm sure satellites would provide all information needed for any hostile move against China, so I'm not really sure why they would do this.
It did not say how weather information could be used against China by foreign forces.
China strictly controls information such as ...embarrassing environmental and health information seen as possibly capable of triggering unrest.
A forthcoming official assessment of the effects of global climate change on China will warn of worsening drought in northern China and increasing "extreme weather events"
Regulations on Administration of Weather Modification
Decree of the State Council of the People's Republic of China
Regulations on Administration of Weather Modification, adopted at the 56th Executive Meeting of the State Council on March 13, 2002, are hereby promulgated and shall be effective as of May 1, 2002.
Originally posted by sardion2000
But all this is doing is keeping their own people from knowing all the information. It doesn't keep other nations from that information which can be inferred from satellite observations.