World set to ‘temporarily’ breach major climate threshold in next five years

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Earth & Climate

The 2015 Paris climate agreement set 2.7°F as a guardrail against increasingly dangerous atmospheric warming. Deposit Photos Within the next five years, the planet is 66 percent likely to reach 2.7°F (1.5°C ) of warming according to a jarring new update from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). 2.7°F is the internationally accepted global temperature threshold for limiting the worst effects of climate change. [Related: For marine life to survive, we must cut carbon emissions.] The WMO forecasts that global temperatures are expected to surge to record levels fueled by heat trapping gasses and a naturally occurring El Niño event. The organization also predicts that the annual average near-surface temperature will be over the threshold for at least one year between 2023 and 2027. The 2015 Paris climate agreement set 2.7°F as a guardrail...

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