BEIJING HIT BY RECORD SNOWFALL. beijing:. 1.SUMARY. Schools have been closed in the Chinese capital Beijing and flights cancelled due to heavy snow. About 33cm of snow has covered parts of Beijing, the most since 1951. 2.REPORT:.
Schools have been closed in the Chinese capital Beijing and flights cancelled due to heavy snow. About 33cm of snow has covered parts of Beijing, the most since 1951.
Left stranded: stuck in the middle of a journey, not able to continue and not able to go back.
Severe disruption: very bad interference with normal services meaning roads are closed and train and air services reduced.
Volunteers: Members of the public who choose to help without being paid.
Snow-shovels: hand-held tools used to pick up and move snow.
The drifts: the piles of fallen snow.
Extended: made longer
Could drop even further: might get lower.
The Government's Standing Committee for Climate Change at the meeting held on 17July 2008 identified six strategic lines key to reducing Greenhouse Gas.
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Asurvey of 400 scientists commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and the University of Castilla-La Mancha, presented yesterday, includes this scene for the last third of the X.Diseases: portend increased mortality from heat waves, more disease transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks and more health problems caused by the high level of contamination.Temperature: Inside peninsular could rise between 5 and 70C in summer and between 3 and 4 in winter (in the rest of Spain warming would be between 2 and 30 minor).Precipitation: In summer is expected to fall "maximum" (except Islands), and more in winter less in the northwest and southeast.Sea level: According to the most pessimistic scenario, could grow to a meter.Costs: many beaches would disappear, especially in the Bay of Biscay and flooded much of the lowlands, partly built (delta Del Ebro, La Manga del Mar Menor, the coast of Doñana).Others: Desertification, loss of species in fishing areas and entire ecosystems, less available