What will climate change do to biodiversity, forestry and agriculture? What will its impact be on patterns of disease, water resources and air quality? Leading climate change experts from the UK and China meet in Beijing to look at the latest predictions to emerge from computer modelling studies.
"Climate change is a global problem that cannot be tackled by any one country acting alone. British and Chinese scientists need to draw from each others research to understand more about the impacts of climate change. This is why it is so important to be here," said Steven Wilson, the Natural Environment Research Councils Director for Science and Innovation.
In the first UK-China workshop of its type, which takes place on 18-21 July at the Chinese Meteorological Administration in Beijing, 30 Chinese and 14 British experts look at the likely future impacts of climate change on regional patterns of rainfall, sea level and storm surges under different carbon emissions scenarios. How farmers might adapt to climate change is also on the agenda.
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