China has warned it is preparing for the worst, and its government is stepping up efforts to combat a rise in extreme weather and climate change.
In a video posted on state media on Wednesday, China’s State Council Secretary Yang Jiechi, said the country has begun to plan for a “superstorm” and that it is planning to set up a new national weather agency that would monitor and control the weather.
“The weather in the country is already dangerous, so I’m really concerned about the climate and the risks,” Yang said in the video.
“The next big storm will be really, really strong.
The next big weather event, we hope, will be a superstorm.”
The video comes a day after the National Meteorological Center in Beijing warned that the weather was likely to get “catastrophic” in the coming months.
The National Weather Service has warned that severe weather and extreme heatwaves could begin to emerge in many parts of the country, including the provinces of Zhejiang and Anhui, as well as the cities of Tianjin and Beijing.
On Tuesday, the National People’s Congress held its first meeting in six years, with its leader, Xi Jinping, addressing the National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which is led by President Xi Jinping.
The party said Xi had discussed the need for strong, coordinated national efforts to deal with extreme weather, including a national emergency emergency declaration and the creation of a national weather bureau.
The U.S. Geological Survey also warned Tuesday that extreme weather events could become “more common” as the planet warms, especially in areas that are prone to extreme weather.
The United Nations has also warned that extreme heat will become more frequent in some regions, with the hottest spots expected to be in the South Pacific.