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Tibet's Record Temperatures Spark Climate Change Fears


Temperatures in rugged Tibet have hit record highs in recent days, China's state press said, as a scientific survey warned of the impact of global warming in the Himalayan region.

Friday's temperature in the Qamdo area of eastern Tibet was 21.8oC, 1.7 degrees higher than the record set for the same day in 1996, Xinhua news agency reported.

In Dengqen County, the mercury reached 16.6oC on Thursday, 2.5 degrees higher than the previous record for the same day set in 2001, it said.

Eight other places across the region also recorded record-breaking daily temperatures over the past few days.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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