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North China Plain threatened by deadly heatwaves due to climate change and irrigation

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, July 2018
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Title
North China Plain threatened by deadly heatwaves due to climate change and irrigation
Published in
Nature Communications, July 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-05252-y
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Authors

Suchul Kang, Elfatih A. B. Eltahir

Abstract

North China Plain is the heartland of modern China. This fertile plain has experienced vast expansion of irrigated agriculture which cools surface temperature and moistens surface air, but boosts integrated measures of temperature and humidity, and hence enhances intensity of heatwaves. Here, we project based on an ensemble of high-resolution regional climate model simulations that climate change would add significantly to the anthropogenic effects of irrigation, increasing the risk from heatwaves in this region. Under the business-as-usual scenario of greenhouse gas emissions, North China Plain is likely to experience deadly heatwaves with wet-bulb temperature exceeding the threshold defining what Chinese farmers may tolerate while working outdoors. China is currently the largest contributor to the emissions of greenhouse gases, with potentially serious implications to its own population: continuation of the current pattern of global emissions may limit habitability in the most populous region, of the most populous country on Earth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 263 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 20%
Researcher 36 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 10%
Student > Master 18 7%
Professor 13 5%
Other 43 16%
Unknown 76 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 49 19%
Environmental Science 36 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 8%
Engineering 18 7%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Other 38 14%
Unknown 92 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 928. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2022.
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#13,499
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Outputs from Nature Communications
#247
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#285
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#1
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