China’s “City of Ice” Feels Effect of Global Warming – Xinhua
Harbin is feeling the effects of global warming first-hand as last year the northernmost major city in China recorded its highest annual average temperature, meteorologists said on Friday.
The average annual temperature in the capital of the northeastern Heilongjiang Province, dubbed the “city of ice” and famed for its annual ice sculpture festival, was 6.6 degrees Celsius in 2007. It was the highest since meteorological records began in 1881, the Heilongjiang Meteorological Observatory said.
The previous record was 6.1 degrees in 1998. [Full Text]
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