Beijing has its most rainfall since records have been kept 140 years ago.

The city’s meteorological service reported that the recent downpour that hit Beijing was the biggest since records dating back 140 years, despite China being accused of undermining important climate negotiations with other nations.

After slamming the Philippines last week, Storm Doksuri, a former super typhoon, moved northward over China and into southern Fujian province.

With intense rains battering the capital and its environs since Saturday, Beijing received 40 hours’ worth of precipitation—the equivalent of the full month of July’s rainfall.

“The Beijing Meteorological Service reported that the storm’s maximum rainfall, measuring 744.8 millimeters, was recorded at Changping’s Wangjiayuan reservoir. This represents the heaviest rainfall in 140 years.”

The severe weather coincides with news that China’s foreign ministry disrupted talks about climate change during the G20 summit in India last week. The ministry described the claims as “completely inconsistent with the facts” and refuted the reports.

After three days of negotiations on subjects like reducing emissions and the use of fossil fuels, the group of big countries failed to deliver any new pledges or release a joint declaration. After the discussions, the organization released a statement in which it admitted that the steps taken to combat climate change were “insufficient.”

A delegation from Europe said that both oil-rich Saudi Arabia and China had recanted their promises to make pledges during the conference.

In a statement, China’s foreign ministry claimed that it “regrets” that the talks’ inability to come to a consensus was due to “geopolitical issues” that other nations raised “for no reason.”

China, which produces more than half of the world’s coal, has reacted angrily to calls for greater action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, claiming that its historical and per capita CO2 emissions are still lower than those of the US.

Twenty people have died in Beijing as a result of the torrential rain, which is the most recent example of extreme weather that has caused concerns about the rate of global warming.

According to local media, nine individuals were killed and six more went missing in the neighboring province of Hebei, where over 800,000 people were evacuated. As Typhoon Khanun, the sixth of the year, approaches China’s east coast, the nation is currently on alert for its arrival.

Scientists claim that the climate problem is making China’s extreme weather, which has included record-breaking temperatures this summer, worse.

By the end of the decade, China aims to peak its emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

Its usage of fossil fuels has increased nonetheless, with no intention to stop using coal until 2026, even as record amounts of new clean energy capacity have been built.

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