Data shows global warming could
pass 1.5 degree Celsius in next five
Data shows global warming could pass 1.5 degree Celsius in next five years on Business Standard. Most
global leaders committed to taking actions that would limit global warming to 1.5ºC and below 2ºC by the
end of the century.
Science and Environment There’s about a 40% chance that the global
average temperature for at least one of the next five years will be 1.5º
Celsius higher than in pre-industrial times—and the odds are only going
That level of temperature increase would most likely be temporary,
according to an annual climate update led by the U.K. Met Office and
published by the World Meteorological Organization.
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But the figure is significant because most global leaders committed to
taking actions that would limit global warming to 1.5ºC and well below
2ºC by the end of the century when they signed the Paris Agreement in
“We are getting measurably and inexorably closer to the lower target of
the Paris Agreement on climate change,” WMO Secretary General
Petteri Taalas said in a statement. “It is yet another wakeup call that the
world needs to fast-track commitments to slash greenhouse gas
emissions and achieve carbon neutrality...Read more.
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