GENEVA (AN) — Within the next five years the world has an almost 50-50 chance of temporarily surpassing the 1.5 degrees Celsius in warming beyond pre-industrial levels that the 2015 Paris Agreement aims to prevent, the World Meteorological Organization reported on Monday.
WMO said in a new climate update there is a 48% chance the world's annual average temperature between now and 2026 will be 1.5 degrees above the 19th century's pre-industrial levels — and a 93% likelihood that at least one of these years will also be the warmest ever. The record year remains 2016.
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