The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) fears that the climate change on the planet in the coming years is waiting for a sharp deterioration. There is an estimated 50 percent chance that the increase in global average annual temperature for at least one year out of the next five years will temporarily exceed the critical 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and this probability is only increasing over time, says in WMO Bulletinreleased on Tuesday, May 10th.
At the same time, meteorologists are almost absolutely (93 percent) confident that between 2022 and 2026, at least one new record hot year.
In 2015, the Paris Climate Agreement agreed to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels if possible. This should make it possible to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change.