China climate report says food security at risk

A report by six government departments in China on Thursday warned that climate change would harm the country's economy and environment in the coming decades, with potentially devastating cuts in agricultural output.
The warning, from the State Meteorological Bureau, the Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Technology, among others, could be a sign that China – which has experienced dramatic rises in carbon emissions because of a booming economy largely powered by coal-fired power stations – is about to take significant steps to address the issue.
"Climate change will increase the instability of agricultural production," the report said. "If no measures are taken, in the latter half of the century, production of wheat, corn and rice in China will drop by as much as 37%"