Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report. The World Meteorological Organization said there was a 40% chance of the watershed global warming mark being met during the time frame, and these odds are increasing with time. The 1.5°C mark was established as the desirable target for all the countries of the world who signed up to the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rises, in order to prevent permanent changes that threaten the wellbeing of all life on earth.
By UN News. May 26, 2021.