Climate Change 2022: Asia
Rajib Shaw, Yong Luo, Tae Sung Cheong, Sharina Abdul Halim, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Masahiro Hashizume, Gregory E. Insarov, Yoichi Ishikawa, Mostafa Jafari, Akio Kitoh, Juan Pulhin, Chandni Singh, Kripa Vasant, Zhibin Zhang, Rawshan Ara Begum, Xi Chen, Rajarshi Dasgupta, Garima Jain, Mythili Madhavan … Yan Yang et. al. | 2022
Observed surface air temperature has increased in the 20th century all over Asia (high confidence). Significant warming has intensified the threat to social and economic sustainability in Asia (medium confidence). Rising temperature increases likelihood of the threat of heat waves across Asia, droughts in arid and semi-arid areas of West, Central and South Asia, delays and weakening of the monsoon circulation in South Asia, floods in monsoon regions in South, Southeast and East Asia, and glacier melting in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region (medium confidence).