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* Land area: total land area excluding area under inland water bodies.

** RWR: renewable water resources. Data sources:

a: http://faostat.fao.org/site/429/default.aspx

b: http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchable_db/index.php?theme=5&variable_ID=640&action=select_countries c: http://faostat.fao.org/site/418/default.aspx

d: www.fao.org/forestry/foris/webview/forestry2/index.jsp?siteId=6833&sitetreeId=32006&langId=1&geoId=0 e: www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/dbase/index.htm f: http://faostat.fao.org/site/408/DesktopDefault.aspx?PageID=408

g: http://earthtrends.wri.org/pdf_library/data_tables/ene5_2005.pdf#search=%22WRI%20Resource%20Consumption%202005%22

Table 10.2. Summary of key observed past and present climate trends and variability

Region

Country

Change in temperature

Change in precipitation

References

North Asia

Russia

2 to 3°C rise in past 90 years, more pronounced in spring and winter

Highly variable, decrease during 1951 to 1995, increase in last decade

Savelieva et al., 2000; Peterson et al., 2002; Gruza and Rankova, 2004

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