China extreme weather ‘due to climate change’

China blamed global warming for this year's weather extremes, which have resulted in over 700 deaths from flooding and cut off water to millions, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

The extreme weather is likely to get worse and more common in the future, Reuters reported Song Lianchun, head of the China
Meteorological Administration’s Department of Forecasting Services and Disaster Mitigation, as saying.

"It should be said that one of the reasons for the weather extremes this year has been unusual atmospheric circulation bought about by
global warming," Song said.

"These kind of extremes will become more frequent, and more obvious. This has already been borne out by the facts," he said. "I think the
impact on our country will definitely be very large."

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