China’s Major Projects Threatened by Climate Change
Climate changes is threatening some of the country’s major and important infrastructure projects as China’s top meteorologist have warned, plus adding the rate of warming is higher than the global average. Zheng Guoguang the head of the meteorological administration said that the uptick in the recent weather in recent weather disasters is also a big contributor to the climate change. Catastrophes such as floods, droughts, and typhoons are a threat to projects such as the Three Gorges Dam and the high altitude railway in Tibet.
The risks against a backdrop of global warming is faced by large engineering projects is rapidly increasing, global warming is affecting the safety and stability of these big projects, operations, technological standards, engineering methods and economic effectiveness. The country’s rate of warming is obviously at a higher rate than the global average as the north of the country is warming faster than the south and winters ends faster than summer.
Dealing with the change in the climate is a must for the country to place its economy on a sustainable growth path which is something the leadership is been aiming at and Climate change is a button that can push the country economic transformation.