World Edging ‘Inexorably’ Closer to 1.5°C Warming Threshold: WMO | Common Dreams News

dead trees burned in a wildfire stand near the Lake Oroville reservoir during the California drought emergency on May 25, 2021

Climate action advocates reiterated demands for urgent measures to rein in global heating after the World Meteorological Organization warned Thursday that there’s a 40% chance the planet will temporarily hit 1.5°C of warming in the next five years. The WMO, a United Nations agency, also said in its update that there’s a 90% chance at least one year between 2021 and 2025 will be the hottest on the books—a record currently held by 2016.

Source: World Edging ‘Inexorably’ Closer to 1.5°C Warming Threshold: WMO | Common Dreams News

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