Articles | Volume 22, issue 5
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10 May 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 10 May 2022

Warming of 0.5 °C may cause double the economic loss and increase the population affected by floods in China

Lulu Liu, Jiangbo Gao, and Shaohong Wu

Data sets

Global dataset of gridded population and GDP scenarios Yoshiki Yamagata and Daisuke Murakami

Short summary
The impact of extreme events is increasing with global warming. Based on future scenario data and an improved quantitative assessment model of natural-disaster risk, this study analyses the spatial and temporal patterns of floods in China at 1.5 °C and 2 °C of global warming, quantitatively assesses the socioeconomic risks posed by floods, and determines the integrated risk levels. Global warming of 1.5 °C can effectively reduce the population affected and the economic risks of floods.
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