China is suffering from the effects of climate change

China’s worst heatwave in more than 60 years has caused power outages and flooded rivers. Climate change threatens the country’s economic progress.

Photo op for a bride on the dry bank of the Yangtze River in Chongqing.

Photo op for a bride on the dry bank of the Yangtze River in Chongqing.

Thomas Peter / Reuters

The mighty Yangtze presents a very sad picture today: due to extreme heat and very little rain, the world’s third longest river has shrunk to its original size. Sand banks several football fields wide are visible on both banks.

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