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World likely to blast beyond grim warming milestone in the next five years, UN weather agency says

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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The United Nations weather agency on Wednesday said the world is likely to briefly climb above a critically important warming threshold within the next five years, reinforcing the urgent need to slash planet-heating greenhouse gas emissions.

In a landmark report timed to coincide with World Environment Day, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said there is now an 80% chance that global average temperatures will exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels for at least one year between 2024 and 2028.

That’s a stark change from 2015, when the WMO considered the...

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