Appendix: Has the Three Gorges Dam Caused the Drought in Chongqing?
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In the summer of 2006, Chongqing and Sichuan Provinces suffered unusually high temperatures during a severe drought. The temperatures in Chongqing reached 44.5 degrees Celsius, a fifty-three-year high.

This drought does not exist in isolation; this is but one manifestation of a larger systemic change. First, global warming may well be at work in this case. Second, and more directly, experts have linked the drought to anomalous activities of Pacific subtropical and Tibetan high-pressure systems.

In the winter of 2005 and the spring of 2006, the ocean surface temperature…

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“Appendix: Has the Three Gorges Dam Caused the Drought in Chongqing?”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 28 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004168008_027>



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