New study reveals details of climate change in China


Corn growing in north China’s Heilongjiang Province (Credit: MSU)

North China experiences more variation in its local climate than the rest of the country, a new study shows.

The study, led by researchers at Michigan State University, examined specific components of the climate: temperature, sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture.

Zhenci Xu, the PhD student who is the study’s lead author, said in a statement: “Our study shows that it’s not enough to say ‘a nation is experiencing climate change’ because the reality is that climate is made up of several daily factors. It is variability that indicates the degree of fluctuation and uncertainty of the climate change process.”

CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.