Greenhouse gases heat up China

2013-04-12 21:55
Smoke is emitted from chimneys of a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province. (Picture: AP)

Smoke is emitted from chimneys of a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province. (Picture: AP)

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Washington - China, the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country's rise in its daily temperature spikes.

People don't notice changes in averages, but they feel it when the daily high is hotter or when it doesn't cool off at night to let them recover from a sweltering day.

°C in the 46 years up to 2007.

°C.

China is also a world leader in the production of cement, a process that also causes greenhouse emissions.

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