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Number 1 Shimbun

Collections: Climate Change and Japan

 

 

 

403.28

Parts per million of global CO2, highest in 650,000 years

 

14/16

warmest years on the planet have occurred since 2000

 

287.0

Gigatonnes of land ice lost per year

 

10

Number of meters glaciers have thinned since 1980

 

861

Square kilometers of Japan’s coastal lowlands below the mean high-water level

 

4.1 million

Number of people at risk if sea levels rise by 1 meter

 

¥17,000, 000, 000

Cost of climate change to Japan in yen per year by 2100 if nothing changes

 

2.1-4.0°C

Projected temperature increase over next 100 years in Japan (global projection 1.8-3.4)

 

2-3°C

Temperature rise in large Japanese cities over the 20th century

 

1.4°C

Increase in global temperature since 1880

 

1°C

Temperature rise in Japan over the 20th century

 

5.5

Number of days earlier that cherry blossoms bloom over last 25 years

 

12-13%

Projected decrease in Japan’s total production of paddy rice by 2050

 

-17.6%

Deviation from the national average in top quality rice in 2010’s record heat year

 

70%

Projected decline in catches of coastal fish off Japan by 2100

 

Sources: Nature Publishing Group, NASA, United Nations University, Meteorological Agency, Ministry of the Environment

 

 

Published in: June 2016

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