As unprecedented heatwaves sweep across large parts of the Northern Hemisphere, China is telling its people to brace for another summer of dangerous floods and droughts. China’s National Climate Center this month predicted “generally poor weather conditions” for the rest of the summer and warned that the country will face more extreme weather events than usual. In some areas, precipitation is estimated to be 20% to 50% higher than normal. Some major rivers, including the Yellow River that runs through nine provinces, are set to cause serious flooding. In a separate report , the agency said average temperatures for the first half of the year were the highest since 1961 and about 1.2 degrees Celsius above normal levels. Not once did the center mention the phrase “climate change.” The ominous forecasts didn’t get a lot of attention on social media, either. When local news organizations reported on power shortages […]