According to the State Administration of Meteorology, 2006 was
the warmest year in China since 1951, with an average temperature
of 9.92 degrees centigrade.
North China Plain, east part of Inner Mongolia and southeast
China have become increasingly warmer in the last 50 years. In
2006, 17 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities located
between the Yellow River and Nanling Mountains chalked up new
temperature records since 1951.
“The most dangerous sign is that even the temperature in Tibet
hit a new high in 2006, as is suggested by the record of 13 of all
the 39 weather observation stations on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,”
said a researcher from the National Climate Center.
Actually, China has witnessed 19 warm winters since 1986, and it
is getting warmer and warmer every year.
However, it still can not be told that whether this winter is
another “warm” one or not, despite the fact that it has been warm
since last December.
(Chinanews.cn February 26, 2007)